December 2001

December 2001   Vol.31 Num.12
Table of Contents (pdf)


Arizona's Quartz

This state boasts nearly every variety

by Bob Jones

Gold Prospecting with a Metal Detector

A fun and profitable way to spend your time

by Gail Butler

Bones of Contention

The lines are drawn in the battle over collecting rights

by Steve Voynick

The Many Varieties of Feldspar

Part II: Check your collection for these minerals

by Bob Jones

Holiday Gifts for Hobbyists

What to get that hard-to-shop-for hobbyist

by Bob Jones

Zimbabwean Emeralds

Sandawana Mines contributed these green beauties

by Steve Voynick

Fossicking for Sapphires

Visit the riches gem field in Australia

by Allan Goldstein

Field Trips

Amidon's Agatized Wood

Prime collecting in North Dakota

by Kenneth H. Rohn

A Day at the Spencer Opal Mines

Precious opal from the Gem State

by Robert Murphy


Create a Christmas Tradition

Handcraft an ornament for yourself or a special someone

by Diane Prokop

Make an Agate Slice Purse Mirror

A great gift for someone on your list

by Toika Bridges


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