September 2003

September 2003 Vol.33 Num.9
Table of Contents (pdf)

Features

The Gems of September

Four fabulous birthstone choices: chrysoprase, tourmaline, tsavorite, and sapphire

by Bob Jones

Colorado's Little-Known Bonanza

It's the theme of the 2003 Denver Show

by Steve Voynick

Beautiful Bidri

Inlay artistry that's fit for a king

by Brinda Gill

Panning Sites along U.S. Highway 285

Rio Arriba (NM), Saguache and Chaffee (CO) counties

by David and Clois Walker

Visiting the Jewett Mine

This Texas mine yields coal, fossils, and petrified wood

by Nova Wells

Castle of Mineral Memories

A monument to times gone by

by Steve Voynick

Gemology: Learning the Craft

Part 8: Grade diamonds for clarity

by Douglas S. LeGrand, G.G.

The Frugal Collector: Gypsum Exhibits Huge Growth

It holds the record for the largest crystal

by Bob Jones

Artist Profile: Robert Sahli

He tackles the challenges of hard rock carving

by Robin Connor

Field Trips

Natchitoches Fossils

History and prehistory in Louisiana

by William L. Rader

Exploring Oregon's Fabulous Beaches

A scenic field trip on U.S. Highway 101

by Kenneth H. Rohn

Projects

Make a Petrified Coral Pendant

Old stones gain new popularity

by Diane Prokop

 

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