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Young prospectors get a taste for the chase as they scurry to find coins during a "coin scramble" at the 2nd annual Thurston County Gold, Gem and Treasure Show Sunday at the county fairgrounds. The weekend event featured hands-on learning displays, including a traveling gold panning booth and also metal detecting area staffed by club members who taught the basics. Steve Bloom sbloom@thenewstribune.com
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