December 2006

December 2006 Vol.36 Num.12
Table of Contents (pdf)


Spider-web Turquoise

Matrix makes this gem more attractive

by Bob Jones

The Frugal Collector: The Silicates

Part IV: Dioptase, the spodumenes, and olivene

by Bob Jones

Gypsy Mine Vivianite

Brazil's pegmatites produce wonderful specimens

by Bob Farrar

Roadside Panning Sites in Nevada

Part III: Nye, Pershing, Washoe, and White Pine counties

by David and Clois Walker

Rock & Gem Kids

Vivianite and a backyard volcano

by Steve Decker

A Piece of Iowa's Past

Fossil collecting in the Fossil & Prairie Park

by Vrginia Reichert

Colorado's Chaffee County

A rockhounding vacation destination with lots to offer

by Steve Voynick

Rock Shop Spotlight: The Rock Doc

A required stop for Chaffee County, Colorado, collectors

by Steve Voynick

Field Trips

Rockhounding California's Santa Ynez River

Jasper lurks in the Pacific Coast Range

by Craig Andrews

Hershey Hematite

Hematite, garnets and chocolate in south-central Pennsylvania

by Robert Beard


Stone Flower Trio

Pins combine the rich colors of goldstone and garnet

by Nova Wells


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