Issue Highlights: April 2021

Apr2021 Rock & Gem cover

Below is a snapshot of some of the topics and interests you can expect to see in the pages of the April 2021 issue of Rock & Gem. Plus, we’ve included some sample pages for you to enjoy.

ARIZONA’S PERIDOT MESA GEM MINE: A Green Gem Born in Volcanic Lava. By Bob Jones.

BURMESE JADE: The Story of Myanmar’s Jadeite. By Steve Voynick.

A HISTORIC NATURAL WONDER WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Revived Interest Shines on the Natural Bridge of Virginia. By Deborah Painter.

THINK ZINC: The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Metal. By Bob Jones.


TIPS & GEAR: Seize the Day in Rockhounding. By Antoinette Rahn.

OHIO ISLAND HOPPING: Exploring the Depths of a Crystal Cave, Winery Provisions, and Fossil Fields. By Bruce McKay.

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ROCK & GEM REVISITED — PICTURE ROCKS: Discovering and Displaying Nature’s Landscape Artwork (April 1973 issue). By George Lindsay, with a sidebar by Martin Goodman.

Rock & Gem On the Go: Catching Up With Gail and Jim Spann. By Antoinette Rahn and Tracy Alvarez.

In addition, you’ll find the following regular R&G columns: Bench Tips with Bob Rush, Rock Science with Steve Voynick, What to Cut with Russ Kaniuth, On the Rocks with Bob Jones, Rock & Gem Kids and Earth Science In the News with Jim Brace-Thompson, The Road Report with Helen Serras-Herman, Show Dates, and the always popular Parting Shot.



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