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Platte Canyon High School
Bailey, Colorado

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The Bill HB02-1346 was read to the Committee of Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources in Meeting Room 112 at the State Capitol on February 27, 2002. 

The Spring Earth Science class was present for this presentation as were a number of persons testifying as to the suitability of rhodochrosite to be our state mineral.

Testifying for rhodochrosite:

Mr. Carl Miller, State Representative
Dr. Vicki Cowart, State Geologist
Dr. John Trefny, President of the Colorado School of Mines

Dr. Jack Murphy, Curator of Geology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Mr. Bryan Lees, owner of the Sweet Home Mine

The decision: 10-0 in favor of rhodochrosite.