January 7th Old Rock Day

We aren’t talking about Kiss, The Doors and The Rolling Stones here… well, maybe the Rolling Stones. We are talking about fossils, those rocks so old no one on earth remembers the creatures that made them. Some people have even become fossils, not that we look for them much. (And no, it’s not your grandma or grandpa.) Anyway, today we celebrate old rocks in our lives. (So I guess that means you can listen to the Rolling Stones after all!) It’s funny, as we get older the rocks seem to get younger to us!

How to celebrate – See if you can find a real “gem” in those rocks you look for. Remember a lump of coal is basically an old rock. Join a fossil hunting group.

January 7th Old Rock Day

If you stop and think about it, aren’t all the rocks you find at least potentially old? I mean, some are really, really old but all must have been around for sometime. So, what do you do with an old rock? If you stop and think about it there are a lot of uses, for example build a fort with them, make jewelry out of them, start a rock collection, skip them across water, climb on them… they can be used for just about anything! You can find fossils in them, use them as a weapon or just admire them from afar.

How to celebrate – Make friends with a rock today. Collect rocks from every state or country you visit. Start building your dream home, out of rocks of course.