Peacock Ore: Prettiest when Tarnished

by Cat Eye From: The Pick and Dop Stick, 5/2013 1st Place — 2014 AFMS Junior Article (12 – 17) When something is dirty, we usually clean it. We have car washes, dishwashers, and washing machines. We live in a world of dirt that has been made more sterile than...

Without Rocks

by Cat Eye From: The Pick and Dop Stick, 10/2013 4th Place — 2014 AFMS Jr. Poetry Why would people study rocks, as if we really care? Do we really need these rocks, it’s not like it’s air? No one ever says to do, don’t is all you hear. Don’t...

Phosphorescing Diamond

by Smiley Rock From: The Pick and Dop Stick, 9/2013 2nd Place — 2014 AFMS Junior Articles Under 12 The Hope Diamond emits a red phosphorescence after being bombarded with ultraviolet light. (Photo by John Nels Hatleberg)       The diamond is one of the...