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Artisan Alley: Observation Fuels Creation

By Antoinette Rahn and Erin Dana Balzrette "Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature." —Marcus Tullius Cicero As we've seen in a number of...

Stalactite Mineral Specimens: Odd, Uncommon, and Beautiful

By Bob Jones Mineral collectors certainly enjoy a variety of tastes in what they collect. Some stick to one species like quartz or calcite. In...
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Malachite — Part II: Banded Beauty Comes from Russia and the...

Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series about Malachite. Enjoy Part I>>> Story by Bob Jones One of the earliest-known sources of malachite...
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Malachite Morphology — Part I

Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part series.  By Bob Jones Green malachite is found in a pleasing variety of forms. In fact, the...

Artisan Alley: Evoking Emotions Through Stone and Silver

By Antoinette Rahn and Erin Dana Balzrette '"Works of art are made of concept, material... and feeling." ~ Kenneth Martin It's been said, ad nauseam according to some,...
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Russian Lapidary: Covering the World With Gorgeous Stones

Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series. By Bob Jones I always wanted to go to Russia to see the Hermitage, the Fersman...

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