November 2000

November 2000 Vol.30 Num.11
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A Good, Solid Meal

This tasty-looking exhibit lays heavily on the stomach

by Laura Dow

Assaying a Prospect's Potential

It can tell you whether your prospect is just a pipe dream

by Roger McPherson

Going to Oak Creek Canyon

Mineral collecting is just one reason to visit

by Bob Jones

England's Lost Mineral Treasures

These mineral discoveries sparked a revolution

by Bob Jones

Britain's Oldest Gem Mine

Even the Romans couldn't resist Blue John fluorite

by Bill Evans

Rockhounding with a Brush

How to create wearable mineral specimens

by Lita R. Smith-Gharet

Shady Myrick

One of prospecting's colorful characters

by Peter Wild

Light At Play

Why some gems sparkle and others glow

by Sandra I. Smith

The Dark Rocks

Their presence points to platinum

by Roger McPherson

Pennsylvania's Show Caves

Here are eight underground wonders you can tour

by Sandra Downs

Field Trips

Gila Fluorspar

Do some serious fluorite collecting in New Mexico

by Robert Beard

Uvites You Can Dig

Collecting tourmaline at Powers Farm

by Michael Walter


Miniature Silver Pottery

A silversmith shares a new perspective on Indian art

by Max A. Hatch

Making a Rose Quartz Bead Necklace

An easy project that looks great

by Judy Atwell


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