November 2006

November 2006   Vol.36 Num.11
Table of Contents (pdf)


War and Gems

Danger surrounds the mineral treasures of Pakistan and Afghanistan

by Kiera Tara O'Brien

The Frugal Collector: The Silicates

Part III: Vesuvianite, garnet, rhodonite, hemimorphite, kyanite and staurolite

by Bob Jones

Roadside Panning Sites in Nevada

Part II: Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, and Mineral counties

by David and Clois Walker

The Minerals of Earth's Crust

Part I: Eight elements dominate Earth's upper layer

by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids

Evaporite minerals and homemade salt crystals

by Steve Decker

The Riddle of Rock Art

Pictures carved--and painted--in stone

by Steve Voynick

Remarkable Road Cuts

They're windows into Earth's geological past

by Steve Voynick

Collecting Rocks from Space

Tips for beginning collectors

by Mark Mathosian

Field Trips

Cabbage Head Quartz

Rosettes from central Pennsylvania

by Robert Beard

Rockhound's Honeymoon

Part IV: Hunting Texas topaz

by Kenneth H. Rohn


Make a Three-Stone Pendant

Using more than one stone can be a challenge

by Nova Wells


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