… For a bookish, awkward young girl who was uprooted so frequently, making friends was difficult. I believe that’s why the things I acquired took on larger importance. So I was loathed to give up my cherished collection, which included smooth black river stones, smoky quartz, glinting pyrite, marbled agate, amethyst, bluest turquoise, feldspar and pale green jade.
Exploring the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show
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