December 2004

December 2004   Vol.34 Num.12
Table of Contents (pdf)


Minerals of China

Spectacular new mineral discoveries are made every day!

by Bob Jones

The Frugal Collector: The Other Carbonates

Part I: The copperless carbonates

by Bob Jones

Touring the Tiffany Mine

A historic turquoise source that's worth preserving

by Steve Voynick

Roadside Panning Sites in Alabama

Part III: Marshall, Randolf, Saint Clair, Talledega, Tallapoosa, and Tuscaloosa counties

by David and Clois Walker

Rock & Gem Kids

Marcasite and the Earth Digger Club

by Steve Decker

Artist Profile: Susan Judy

A geologist finds artistic expression in stone collage

by Steve Voynick

The History of Bevans Lead

Exploring a 19th-century Wisconsin mine

by Kenneth H. Rohn

Tom Miner Petrified Wood

You can still collect it with your camera

by Lance Strong

Field Trips

Oreland Goethite

A family-friendly collecting site near Philadelphia

by Robert Beard

West Texas Rockhounding

Round up agate, jasper, geodes, fossils, amethyst, and more

by Lisa Mann


Make a Lariat Cascade Necklace

Smoky quartz and jasper make a dramatic statement

by Judy Atwell

Fabricate a Christmas Ornament

This mixed-metal ornament says "Happy Holidays"

by Diane Prokop


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