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2008-07-17 03:00:29

By Anonymous SUMMER ENTICEMENTS: Despite the price of gasoline, there are mineral events aplenty to lure us onto the open road with our vacation days. For those who want to escape the heat and humidity of their home state, the cool climes of Michigan's Upper Peninsula entice with the Copper Country Mineral Retreat, 3-10 August, in the historic Lake Superior native copper district. The event encompasses a full schedule of activities: underground collecting, prepared surface collecting,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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