January 2006

January 2006 Vol.36 Num.1
Table of Contents (pdf)


Gold of Many Colors

Alloys produce new shades and properties

by Steve Voynick

Alaska's First Gold Rush

Juneau struck gold 18 years before the Klondike

by Roger McPherson

Gold Fakes and Frauds

Some people will do anything to get it!

by Bob Jones

Roadside Panning Sites in California

Part X: Find gold in Sutter, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Yuba counties

by David and Clois Walker

The Frugal Collector: Phosphate Minerals

Part II: They're colorful and collectible

by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids

Roselite and a gold maze

by Steve Decker

Fabulous Fire Obsidian

Natural glass with unearthly fire

by James A. Miller

A Better Rock Hammer

Custom tools for serious rockhounds

by Lance Strong

Chalcedony Agate

Colors and patterns explain its popularity

by Bill Evans

Field Trips

Princess Sodalite

This royal blue stone is your for the taking

by Pat Kerr


Make a Heart of Gold Pendant

Incorporate acrylic into your gold jewelry

by Diane Prokop


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