August 2001

August 2001 Vol.31 Num.8

Diamonds of War

Beautiful gems fuel ugly civil conflicts

by Steve Voynick

Connecticut Quartz

A former collecting site yielded fine specimens

by Bill Clark

A Bold Design

Jewelry from the 20th century's most celebrated designer

by Lynn Varon

Salt of the Earth

Halite is one mineral you can't live without

by Bill Evans

How Minerals Changed History

The helped to further civilization

by Bob Jones

The Most Common Mineral

Quartz is the most popular mineral among collectors

by Bob Jones

The Treasure of Poland

This mine contains a wealth of salt and culture

by Steve Voynick

Rainbows Under the Microscope

A closer look at glass fragments yields a surprise

by Claytor W. Allred

The Diversity and Color of Datolite

Specimens come from all over the world

by Wayne W. Sukow, Ph.D.

Field Trips

Rockhounding in Wyoming

A variety of colorful minerals are yours to collect

by Kenneth H. Rohn


Faceting Alternatives

A new way to make checkerboard and apex cuts

by Thomas J. Gray

Lost Wax Casting without Carving

You, too, can make professional-looking castings!

by Diane Prokop


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