Issue Highlights: August 2020


Below is a snapshot of some of the topics and interests you can expect to see in the pages of the August 2020 issue of Rock & Gem. Plus, we’ve included some sample pages for you to enjoy.

Puzzling Mineral Names: Discovering the Logic In the Progression. By Bob Jones

Northern Europe’s Amber Rush: Soaring Prices Amidst a Mining Boom. By Steve Voynick

Willemite: A King’s Zinc Mineral and Fluorescing Beauty. By Steve Voynick

Glen Innes and Inverell Blue: New Sites of Sapphire Appreciation “Down Under”. By Jenni Clark and Leigh Twine

The Debut of Illustrious Opals: A Sneak Peek at A New Column and Series.

In Awe of Amazonite: The Misconstrued Feldspar That’s Not a Mistake to Own. By Mark Leatherman

Beginner’s Guide to Buying Rough: Choosing Faceting Material Wisely. By Mark Oros

Enchanting Herkimer Hunts: Collecting Diamonds and Making Memories. By Antoinette Rahn

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, Just Off the Wheels with Erin Dana Balzrette, Rock & Gem Kids with Jim Brace-Thompson, The Road Report with Helen Serras-Herman, Virtual Adventures, Picks & Pans, Show Dates, and the always popular Parting Shot.

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