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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,...

Voting for the Parting Shot of 2018

By Antoinette Rahn As we prepare to bid 2018 adieu and welcome 2019, we thought it might be fun to revisit the specimens that graced...

Issue Highlights: January 2019

Below is a snapshot of some of the topics and interest you can expect to see in the pages of the January 2019 issue...
Merritt's Rock Museum

A Small-Town Gem: Merritt’s Rock Museum

Story and Photos by Tim Miller Lampasas, Texas, is like not unlike the hundreds of small rural towns scattered across that state. With a population of...
Puddingstone

For the Love of Mineral Names

Editor's Note: The Rockhound Review is a space where guest contributors can weigh in on topics stirring within the rock, gem and mineral community...
Kartchner Caverns stalactites

Arizona Underground: Mine Tours, Museums, and Caves

Story and Photos by Bob Jones With winter set to arrive soon, tens of thousands of folks will head into the great Southwest. Quartzsite becomes...
Slabbed ore specimen

In the Shadow of Gold

By Steve Voynick Someone once said that silver was given its bright, white luster so that it could find its way in the shadow of...
Blue apatite

The Mind of a Mineral Collector

Editor's Note: The Rockhound Review is a space where guest contributors can weigh in on topics stirring within the rock, gem and mineral community...
Smoky Quartz

Why Minerals Have Color

By Bob Jones There are two reasons I enjoy attending mineral symposia. One is that the social events and activities that surround such events give...
Red clay Permian

Moroccan Aragonite: Specimens by the Millions

Story and Photos by Bob Farrar Mention Morocco to a rockhound, and it is likely to bring to mind visions of exotic, rare, and beautiful...

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