April 2011


Mexico’s Electric Blue Azurites
The Milpillas mine produces beautiful crystal specimens
by Bob Jones

The Fastest Diamond Finds in Arkansas
Some people make it look so easy
by Glenn W. Worthington

Rock & Gem Kids
Kid-size articles, puzzles and prizes

Mineral Collecting in Northern Vietnam
Treasures from the Luc Yen mining district
by David Bright

Classic Agates
There are a handful of historically important sources
by Bob Jones

Baltic Amber
An emissary from the past
by Gaston Lacombe

Field Trip:
Yellow Water Reservoir Fossils
Collecting Cretaceous creatures in Montana
by Kenneth H. Rohn

Field Trip:
Collecting Badlands “Brain Coral” Cobbles
Exotic quartzite from Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin
by Carl F. Brink, G.G.


Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Craftsman of the Month
Stone rooster mosaic
by Peg Otto

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Cabbing on the Cheap
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
Observations on Obsidian
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Aligning the Girdle
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
DJG Quartz Cushion
by David Groncki

On the Rocks
Remembering Jeff Kurtzeman
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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