July 2011


Central Arizona Gold
Mine tours, museums and the Superstition Mountains
by Helen Serras-Herman

Mexico’s Coconut Geodes
The treasure inside thrills kids and collectors
by Bob Jones

The Condor Lady
An interview with Ana de los Santos
by Kathleen Fink

Photomicrography on a Budget
Taking quality photos with a microscope doesn’t have to be expensive
by David Bright

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

Minerals from Missouri’s Lead Mines
They produced scores of galena and calcite specimens
by Bob Jones

Natural American Turquoise
The Lone Mountain mine produces quality gems
by James Nalley

Field Trip:
Western Maine Mineral Adventures
Screen for beryl gems from Mount Mica
by William Safer


Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Craftsman of the Month
Nephrite and opal pendant
by James Rundle

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Watch Your Eyes
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
Classifying Native Elements
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Aligning the Girdle
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
Tribute to Marcel Tolkowsky's Ideal Diamond
by Jim Perkins

On the Rocks
The "Good Old Days"
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters

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