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  1. fresh water pearls Why is the fresh water Kentucky’s state gem? By: Gavin F. and Sebastian F.

  2. How long does it take to make a pearl? • It usually takes 2-3 years for a pearl to cultivate , but a lot of pollution has decreased the number of pearls greatly so pearls are cultivated through man-made process.

  3. What are fresh water pearls? • Pearls are deposits of calcium carbonate called nacre. Pearl is not a mineral because it does not have a distinctive crystal structure and is formed by the action of a living thing.

  4. Where were fresh water pearls found? • Pearls were found in 1986 along the Mississippi and Tennessee River valleys.

  5. How do pearls form? Pearls form around irritants(usually sand grains) in mussels, oysters, and clams.

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