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Norcross, GA 30093-3059

June 2018 Picnic and Auction

Potluck Picnic Food

Photos by Lori Carter

Members brought a delicious array of potluck food

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Oh, sorry. Saw that picture of Sue Gorday's fig pickles and had to run to the kitchen
for my daily Sue Gorday fig pickle fix.
Photos by Lori Carter

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Mary Rauzi put together a beautiful beach theme
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Let's eat!!!

Auction Items

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Sparkly petrified wood from Alabama
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Pretty Petoskey Stone
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Ray mouthplate fossils
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Fantastic trilobite just for juniors!
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Dino poop!
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Botryoidal malachite from Zaire
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Hunk o' magnesite dyed to look like turquoise
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Incredible opalized ammonite "Placenticeras Meeki, Cretaceous, from Alberta, Canada
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Barnacles and a trilo-butt (pygidium)
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Jar of opals!
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Some rockhounding gear
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Mayfly larvae fossil
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Fossilized fish spine!
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Fossilized leaf!
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Holocene leaf?
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Malachite with tenorite
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Giant calcite specimen from Mexico
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Pooping dinos
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Peaches from South Carolina!
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A box of rocks plus a lilypad growing kit
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Amazing ammonite Placenticeras
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Glow in the dark dino kit just for juniors to bid on!
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'Taters from Ellijay. Oh, there's a box of obsidian that goes with the taters too.
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Field notebook made for really being in the field!
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Pretty pendant
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Suberb pyrite from Peru!
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A little reading on the rocks
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Turquoise and coral and silver -- oh my!
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Exquisite echinoids
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Enormous ammonite
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Speaking of enormous -- look at those sharks' teeth!
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Spectacular sand selenite from Chihuaha, Mexico
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Quartz, sphalerite, and fluorite from Illinois -- magnificent!

Let the bidding begin!

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Margaret and Jay ran items to the winning bidders while Kim entertained as auctioneer
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Margaret modeled some ribs
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Elizabeth kept track of the winning bids
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Kim was hypnotic
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Ian decided to bid...
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...going once...
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...going twice...
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...Sold! to Ian!

Picnic Critters

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Monty Parrot got comfortable on some crystals
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Jonathan Livingstone Seagull watched over the food.
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Gilligan had his own chair hammock
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Jonathan found the pastries
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Gilligan tried to be quiet so Kim wouldn't think he was bidding,
but then he burped from all those picnic snacks -- oops!
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Monty took a nap, or p'raps he's pining for the fjords...
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Jonathan took a nap, or maybe he's on another plane of existence...
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Gilligan took a nap. Yup, dog nap.

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