December 2005

December 2005 Vol.35 Num.12
Table of Contents (pdf)

Features

Turquoise: A Universally Popular Stone

Everybody likes this sky-blue gem

by Bob Jones

The Frugal Collector: Phosphate Minerals

Part I: More than 250 collectible species

by Bob Jones

Roadside Panning Sites in California

Part IX: 27 sites in Siskiyou, Sonoma and Stanislaus counties

by David and Clois Walker

The Splendor of Topaz

A brilliant, beautiful and durable gem

by Kenneth H. Rohn

Rock & Gem Kids

Ammonites and mineral float

by Steve Decker

The Heritage Museum Track Site

Acrocanthosaurus and Iguanodon walked here

by William L. Rader

Man-Made Gem Diamonds Are Here!

A story of 20th-century alchemy

by Steve Voynick

Mexico's Camino Real Mines

Part III: The road leads to Santa Eulalia

by Bob Jones

Ventifacts from Alaska to Antarctica

Wind-blown wonders of nature

by Susan J. Arthur

Wilkes County Amethyst

Quartz prospecting in northeastern Georgia

by Mike Streeter and Rodney Moore

Field Trips

Taking on Turquoise Mountain

A family-friendly site near Hachita, New Mexico

by Robert Beard

Projects

Make a Turquoise Donut Pendant

Set it off with a faceted gem

by Diane Prokop

 

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