November 2003

November 2003   Vol.33 Num.11
Table of Contents (pdf)


The Frugal Collector: Azurite and Malachite

You can still find affordable specimens

by Bob Jones

Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Looking at minerals in a different light

by Stuart Schneider

Successful Diamond Drilling

Learning and applying the basic principles

by Brian Farberov

Panning Sites along U.S. Highway 431

Minerals in Madison, Marshall, Etowah, Cleburne, and Randolph counties, Alabama

by David and Clois Walker

New Products

Recent releases for the lapidary

Collecting at Poland Mining Camps

A variety of Maine pegmatite minerals await

by Lori Lamb

A Salute to Mark Chance Bandy

An unsung hero of the hobby

by Bob Jones

Swap Meet Treasure Hunt

Test your gemological knowledge

by Douglas S. LeGrand, G.G.

India's Ancient Mining Heritage

It's one of the world's earliest mineral sources

by K.R. Raghu Nandan

Secrets of a Healthy Rock Club

How to revitalize a flagging organization

by Mary C. Conner

Field Trips

Finding Facet-Grade Topaz

Where else but Topaz Mountain, Utah?

by Squy G. Wallace

Rosebud County Moss Agate

Searching the gravel beds of the Yellowstone River in Montana

by Kenneth H. Rohn


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