March 2003

March 2003 Vol.33 Num.3
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The Gems of Gondwanaland

Precious gems have a turbulent past

by Bob Jones

Wanted: Paleo Volunteers

Great opportunities for fossil fanatics

by Steve Voynick

Change Your Oil

A Louisiana rockhound discovers a better lapidary oil

by Criss Morgan

Panning Sites along U.S. Highway 29

Gaston, Mechlenburg (NC), Cherokee, Spartanburg, Greenville, and Anderson (SC) counties

by David and Clois Walker

Designing with GemCad

Part III: Stretch your round brilliant into an oval

by Jim Perkins

Gemology: Learning the Craft

Part III in a series on becoming a gemologist

by Douglas S. LeGrand, G.G.

Colorful Gems--Nature's Mistakes

Pure crystals would be pure white

by Bob Jones

Salmon River Opal

Idaho's new mine shows great potential

by Gail O. Clark

Hot Tips, Cool Crystals

Rare apophyllite crystals come to light in a well

by Brinda Gill

Field Trips

New Mexico's Fluorite Ridge

Green crystals are just a rock hammer away

by Robert Beard

Yava Valley Quartz

Colorful crystals abound in Arizona

by Deborah Painter


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