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4-H Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Collections (in Kentucky)

One of the activities 4-H members in Kentucky may participate in is the collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils. The following are the rules and guidelines for collections that will be submitted to County and State fairs in the geology division (6028).  Rock, mineral, and fossil collecting is a fun hobby. It can be like a treasure hunt.  When hunting for samples always be safe and respectful of private property.  Talk to your local 4-H agent for information and ideas. There are also many books and websites that can help introduce you to this fun hobby.  Rocks, minerals, and fossils have different characteristics and require different methods for identifying the type of rock, mineral or fossil you find. The following guidelines will help you with your collections. Have fun!



Geology Division (6028) Instructions 4-H Kentucky rules and guidelines for putting together a rock, mineral, and/or fossil collection

Geology Label Instructions Labels and guidelines for filling out labels for your rock, mineral, and fossil specimens

To help you with your collections:

Rock, mineral, and fossil collecting websites

4-H geology sites in other states

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