We’ve been looking forward to the Franklin Mineral Museum for weeks and it did not disappoint. The kids collected eight pounds of rocks in the rock dump and were excited to see how they glow under the special UV light. They also went “gem panning” and got a bag of beautiful rocks to bring home. In the museum we saw rocks from all around the world, including one that is over a billion years old. Plus trilobites, petrified wood, and lava bombs! We learned a little of what life was like for the miners both before and after electricity changed their work. It was a great day!