April 2005

April 2005   Vol.35 Num.4
Table of Contents (pdf)

Features

Pakistan's Specimen Boom

More than 100 collectible species are on the market

by Bob Jones

Notorious Diamonds

These legendary gems have colorful histories

by Kiera Tara O'Brien

Bare Feet and Shark's Teeth

Collecting isn't all this club does

by Diane Prokop

Roadside Panning Sites in California

Part I: Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, and Fresno counties

by David and Clois Walker

The Frugal Collector: The Sulfides

Part III: Sulfosalts form exceptional species

by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids

NASA needs your help!

by Steve Decker

2005 Rock & Gem Club Listing

Join a club this year!

Global Minerals

Foreign minerals are abundant and affordable

by Bob Jones

Lapis of the Andes

A Chilean mine is the world's biggest source

by Steve Voynick

Field Trips

Hardrock Digging at Pitcairn

Serious methods reveal a diversity of minerals

by Michael Walter

Collecting in Wyoming's Red Hills

Petrified wood and agate fill Dry Creek

by Kenneth H. Rohn

Projects

Make a 3-D Intarsia

Inlay, overlay and carving bring it to life

by Leo Lu

 

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