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Festival of Gems fascinating


Last updated 10/6/2006 at Noon

Scott Reynolds shows a fossil from the Triassic period. It was discovered in 1999 in Guzhou, China. Reynolds acquired the piece before China passed a new law restricting the export of these items, which are now considered “Chinese National Treasures.”

Matt Boeck of the Gem & Mineral Society teaches Jakob and Alexandra Bye and their father, Jason, about panning for gold at the Fall Festival of Gems held October 1 in downtown Fallbrook.


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