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...

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...