September 2005

September 2005   Vol.35 Num.9
Table of Contents (pdf)

FEATURES

The Frugal Collector: The Tourmalines
Part II: Multicolor varieties are collector favorites
by Bob Jones

Mineral Chameleons
These rocks change color under ultraviolet light
by Bill Evans

Brazil's Amethyst Geodes
South America's deposits supply the world
by Brad L. Cross

Roadside Panning Sites in California
Part VI: Riverside, Sacramento, and San Benito county sites
by David and Clois Walker

Argentina's Condor Agate
See them on display at the 2005 Munich show
by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids
Mineral families and a wire wrap project
by Steve Decker

Badges of Merit
Turning Pebble Pups into full-fledged Rockhounds
by Lynn Varon

Rocky Mountain Dinosaurs
A world-class museum opens in Colorado
by Steve Voynick

Making and Selling Jewelry
Hints for the hobbyist to increase sales
by Rick Olmstead

FIELD TRIP

Collecting Grassland Agates
Nebraska's Buffalo Gap has fossils, petrified wood, and more
by Kenneth H. Rohn

PROJECTS

Make a Citrine Necklace
Peach aventurine complements this golden gem
by Judy Atwell

Doing It Right: Bezel Mounts
Give your jewelry a professional finish
by Rick Olmstead

 

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