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NOVEMBER 2014 This month, Bob Jones examines the gems and minerals of Brazil, Steve Voynick reports on a new find of Colorado turquoise at Cripple Creek, and Stuart “Tate” Wilson takes on a fossil...
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The Frugal Collector, Vol. I

The Frugal Collector, Vol. I

Rock & Gem senior consulting editor Bob Jones’ latest book, The Frugal Collector, Vol. I, is available from Beckett Media LLC. Read about a host of popular collector minerals that will fit the average collector’s budget and their classic sources, and enjoy anecdotes about Bob’s personal experiences over his 70+ years of collecting. Hardbound, 10¼ by 9½ inches, 256 pages, full color
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Features

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Video Gallery

Videos can be a great resource for learning about minerals and geology, getting a feel for lapidary techniques, and joining in on the fun of field trips. Whether they are amateur videos or commercially produced instructional aids, all can offer education and enjoyment.      

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Editorial Corrections

February 2014: Cover Line Correction Text was missing from the cover line at the top of the Table of Contents page in the February 2014 issue, causing the specimen to be misidentified. The cover line should have read: “The Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall at the Perot Musem of Nature and Science (Dallas) features...

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Rock Talk

Tourmaline A group of related minerals