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Holding a mineral from, and reflected in, one of his display cases, Warren Rood moves a piece around in the sunlight to let the small crystals sparkle.

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Walla Walla man's love of gems, minerals rekindled by visit to show

Warren Rood is eyes-deep in rocks and minerals, and has been since attending a local gem and mineral show.

WALLA WALLA - A local man's love of gems and minerals got a kick start several years back when he and his sons attended a show of the Marcus Whitman Gem & Mineral Society. Since then, Warren Rood's interest in rocks has deepened, and he pours hours in

Gem & Mineral Society to hold annual show this weekend at fairgrounds

Member of the Marcus Whitman Gem & Mineral Society will show their treasures Saturday and Sunday.

WALLA WALLA - The Marcus Whitman Gem & Mineral Society will hold its annual show this weekend at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds. The exhibition features members' polished and unpolished rocks and minerals and dealer displays. Among the highlights:

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