May 2009

FEATURES

Michigan Copper
Its discovery electrified the nation
by Bob Jones

The Other Gem Zoisites
A multicolored African gem is the focus of a special pendant
by Frank Heiser

Gemstones of the Beaches
Interest in sea glass is booming
by Steve Voynick

Rock & Gem Kids
“The New Crystal Hunters” come to Tucson

A Basic Mineral Collection
Part I: Getting started on a budget
by Bob Jones

Field Trip:
West Texas Agate
Collecting on Woodward Ranch and Ritchie Ranch
by Rodney Moore

Field Trip:
Rabbit Springs Geodes
Fluorescent chalcedony nodules in southern Idaho
by Robert Beard

Project:
Make a Tumbled Stone Necklace
Show off some of your favorite stones
by Elaine Hammer

REGULAR COLUMNS

All She Wrote
People Are Talking
by Lynn Varon

Craftsman of the Month
PMC “Bouquet” pendant
by Mary White

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Keeping It Clean
by William A. Kappele

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Rock Science
Rubies and the Ruby Laser
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
OMF Faceting
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
DJG “Omni” Marquise
by David Groncki

On the Rocks
Old Friends and Other Gems
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters

 

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