March 2014

ON THE COVER
Collectors around the world have mineral miner and dealer Benny Fenn to thank for the superb Mexican mineral specimens in their collections. This legrandite from the Ojuela mine (Mapimi, Durango) measures 5.6 cm high. (Jeff Scovil photo/The Arkenstone specimen)

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURES

The Mineral Legacy of Benny Fenn
Your collection reflects his contributions
by Bob Jones

Birthstones, Past and Present
Part I: January, February and March
by Kenneth H. Rohn

Four Peaks, Arizona, Amethyst
Purple gems at 7,000 feet
by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids
Articles and puzzles

Along the Turquoise Trail
A drive through New Mexico’s mining history
by Steve Voynick

A Rock with a View
A new way of appreciating petrified wood
by Tom Elias

REGULAR COLUMNS

Field Notes
Reader Letters

Lapidary of the Month
Mosaic pins
by Laurence Schemel

Show Dates
Mark Your Calendar!

Shop Talk
Flotsam and Jetsam
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
China's Mining Boom
by Steve Voynick

What to Cut
Peanut Obsidian
by Scott Empey

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

On the Rocks
Federation Shows
by Bob Jones

Parting Shot
Disdero Agate Ring
Different Seasons Jewelry

 

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