May 2005

May 2005   Vol.35 Num.5
Table of Contents (pdf)

Features

Nature's Palette

Where do minerals get their colors?

by Bob Jones

Ramaura Cultured Rubies

Synthetics so good they fooled the experts

by Steve Voynick

The Frugal Collector: The Feldspar Group

Part I: The potassium feldspars

by Bob Jones

Roadside Panning Sites in California

Part II: Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, and Lake counties

by David and Clois Walker

The ChuanJie Dinosaur Graveyard

China's bone beds hold hundreds of fossils

by Timothy Huang

Rock & Gem Kids

How to choose rocks for your tumbler

by Steve Decker

The Terminal Rockhound

Some people just can't help finding rocks

by Banjo Bandolas

The Orphan Mine

A look back at the Grand Canyon's mining days

by Sheri Weinberger

African Blue Lace Agate

A fine quartz gem from Namibia

by Brad L. Cross

Field Trips

North Dakota Agates

Collecting on the banks of Trenton Lake

by Kenneth H. Rohn

Red Bed Mineral Collecting

Copper minerals abound at the Nacimiento Mine

by Gary Brown

Projects

Sculpt a Soapstone Candlestick

A perfect project for the beginning carver

by Diane Prokop

 

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