Issue Highlights: October 2020


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

Turning to the “Other” Tourmaline Crystals: Complex, Plentiful and Affordable. By Bob Jones

Nevada’s Carlin Trend: America’s Greatest Gold-Mining District. By Steve Voynick

10 Fascinating Facts About Opal: Celebrating October’s Captivating Birthstone. By Antoinette Rahn

Claim to Copper Fame: Butte, Montana’s Colorful History of Becoming “The Richest Hill on Earth.” By Bob Jones

Castanea Corals: Abundant Fossils from a Silurian Coral Reef. By Robert Beard

Something New In Biggs Junction: Exploring a New Deposit Discovering in North Central Oregon. By Jim Landon

Captivating Find at Carver Agate Field: Geologic Agate Mystery Draws Interest. By John L. Carver and Bill Halepeska

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, Sneak Peek: Opals, The Road Report with Helen Serras-Herman, Picks & Pans, Show Dates, and the always popular Parting Shot.

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