October 2004

October 2004   Vol.34 Num.10
Table of Contents (pdf)

Features

Precious Opal

Its beauty is unpredictable

by Bob Jones

The Frugal Collector: The Oxides

Part II: The iron oxides

by Bob Jones

The Boi Morto Mine

This Brazilian opal deposit may be the world's richest

by Bob Farrar

Roadside Panning Sites in Alabama

Part I: Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Clarke, Clay, and Cleburne counties

by David and Clois Walker

Artist Profile: Frederick C. Wilda

His paintings reflect a love of minerals

by Helen Rodak

Rock & Gem Kids

Why do we study minerals?

by Steve Decker

Remarkable People, Extraordinary Contributions

The 2004 Rockhound & Lapidary Hall of Fame Inductees

by June Culp Zeitner

Eastern Oregon Field Trip Finds

Colorful specimens are waiting for you!

by Curtis L. Handy

Paradoxical Pyrite

This bright collector mineral has a dark side

by Steve Voynick

Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park

Protecting our resources doesn't mean you can't collect

by Kenneth H. Rohn

Projects

Create Fusion Jewelry

Recycle your silver scraps into unique jewelry

by Nova Wells

Create a Precious Opal Pendant

Show off your favorite stones

by Diane Prokop

 

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