September 9, 2009
Warren Rood holds a rough piece of glass up to the light in the basement of his home.
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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 &amp; Mineral Society. Since then, Warren Rood's interest in rocks has deepened, and he pours hours in
Member of the Marcus Whitman Gem &amp; Mineral Society will show their treasures Saturday and Sunday.
WALLA WALLA - The Marcus Whitman Gem &amp; 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: