Annual auction proves how much geology rocks

Rock hounds can add to their collections today at the Washington Geologic Survey's annual rock auction. The auction is in the Washington Geology Library, 1111 Washington St. SE, room 148, Olympia WA. DNR Photo
Rock hounds can add to their collections today at the Washington Geologic Survey’s annual rock auction. The auction is in the Washington Geology Library, 1111 Washington St. SE, room 148, Olympia WA. DNR Photo

Washington’s Geology library is ready to rock your world.

Until 3 p.m. today, the library for DNR’s Division of Geology and Earth Resources is laying out fabulous specimens of opal, turquoise, amber from Tiger Mountain and fossils, fossils, fossils at its annual fundraising rock auction.

The auction runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 148 of the Natural Resources Building:
1111 Washington St SE
Olympia, WA 98501

The auction is an opportunity to celebrate Earth Sciences Week and add to your collection of gems and minerals.

Funds from the auction go to the DNR Combined Fund Drive, which is used by the Friends of the Geology Library to fund programs and supplies for bringing geology to Washington’s children.

With more than 80,000 items in its collection, the Washington Geology Library is the place to go if you need to know more about what’s under your feet. Find out more: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/programs-and-services/geology/washington-geology-library

Come on down and see why Geology Rocks!

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