August 2011

FEATURES

The Annual Big Sur Jade Festival
A celebration of jadeite and nephrite
by Dale Blankenship

The Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science
A treasure trove of mining, minerals and machinery
by Bob Jones

Pricing Your Gem Artwork
20 costs to consider
by Helen Serras-Herman

The Story of Sand
It’s more than just tiny rocks
by Lori Carter

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

Requiem for a Bead Museum
History is lost when a museum dies
by Bob Jones

Little Hammer
A grandfather’s gift keeps on giving
by John Galt

Chasing Samuelson
On the trail of a legendary New Hampshire rockhound
by Scott Maier

REGULAR COLUMNS

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Craftsman of the Month
Petrified wood business card holder
by Don Deycous

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Internet Sites
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
Pyrite: From Cubes to "Suns"
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Cubic Zirconia
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
10X8 Friendship Brilliant
by Jim Perkins

On the Rocks
Million-Dollar Gold
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters

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