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By Alisa Boswell-Gore

Rock hounds

Collectors find 'peace and tranquility' in the hunt for unique stones


August 9, 2020

Alisa Boswell-Gore

Frank Engel, left, and Marge Chalker look over cubes of stone they were given by another rock hound.

Most people end up collecting one thing or another in their lifetime - coins, stamps, shot glasses; the list goes on.

What most people don't do is go to the desert or mountains to dig up what they collect. But that's exactly what Marge Chalker an...

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