The Summit Cove Elementary student is usually hard at work studying as much as he can, especially when it comes to fossils.
On his days off, you can find the him roaming around his mountain community in search of rocks.
Recently, he found several rocks with the distinctive lines of fossilized clams from the Cretaceous period; a discovery millions of years in the making.
"They looked very old," Adam said. "I thought these must be older than the dinosaurs, than the ice age."
Adam and his father took the fossils to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. They were told the fossilized clams were around 80 million years old, when Colorado was under water.
"[The fossils] are older than the mountains," Adam said.
It's a big deal around his classroom where his teacher, Pam Donoher, is not only proud but says some of the credit comes from all the trips to the museum Adam and his family make.
"He's had exposure from going to museums. He knows that they are fossils," Donoher said.
Adam agrees but also gives credit to all the people around him.
"All my friends, my teachers, my parents, just pretty much everyone," he said.
Adam cares for the fossils so much he won't tell anyone exactly where he found them because he's worried someone may damage them.
"I'm just being careful. I don't want to just give it away," Adam said.
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