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Pam Shearer: So proud of Preston Wilson's interest in rocks
There's a future in rock collecting. Matt Downen built on a boyhood passion for collecting them and now is working on a PhD in Geology at Kansas University. His mother says the collection he left behind in her basement now totals over 3,000 - last time she counted them.
About: Preston Wilson displays Geode collection at S.T.E.A.M. night
By Pam Shearer
I'm so proud to see Preston Wilson's geode and to learn of his interest in rocks. My son, Matt Downen, is a rock hound.
He's a rock hound -- he's the kid everybody used to see along the road cuts, chipping away for fossils since he was in elementary school.
He graduated high school here at Adair County High School and got his Bachelor of Science degree at Western KY University and his Masters in Geology at Kansas University.
He's still in Lawrence, KS getting his PhD.
People in the county have asked him about rocks they found and given him rocks from their travels.
The last time we counted rocks, I had 3000 in my basement! - - Pam Shearer
This story was posted on 2018-02-02 03:26:55
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