January 2009


The University of Arizona Mineral Museum
A brief history of a remarkable collection
by Bob Jones

2009: A Gold Odyssey
What will gold do in the coming year?
by Steve Voynick

The Mines of Morocco
They’re a favorite specimen source for mineral dealers
by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids
Spotlight on a junior faceter

Field Trip:
Gold Hill, New Mexico
Pegmatite collecting produces feldspar, microcline and more
by Robert Beard

Make a Garden Stepping Stone
Turn your specimens into decorative displays
by Elaine Hammer


All She Wrote
Seal of Approval
by Lynn Varon

Craftsman of the Month
Natural stone Ming tree
by Sue Jones

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Use Your Imagination
by William A. Kappele

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Rock Science
Hematite: Black Crystal, Red Streak
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Choosing Better Angles for Colored Gems
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
Daughter Dawn
by Mark Dechand

On the Rocks
Eye on Quartzsite 2009
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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