March 2006

March 2006 Vol.36 Num.3
Table of Contents (pdf)


Russian Demantoid

This popular gem has people seeing green

by Yuliya Korchevskaya

The Frugal Collector: The Arsenates and Vanadates

Part I: Learn how you can pick up mineral bargains

by Bob Jones

Roadside Panning Sites in Texas

Part II: Culberson, Duval, Fayette, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Houston, and Howard counties

by David and Clois Walker

Sea Monsters in the Desert

Collectors find Morocco is rich in marine fossils

by Bob Farrar

Rock & Gem Kids

Anhydrite and gypsum and a treasure box project

by Steve Decker


Carbon in its most beautiful form

by Kenneth H. Rohn

Find That Facet

Make facet repair easy with this homemade tool

by Ivan R. Saddler

Lead Mining in Missouri

History and specimens of the Tri-State area

by Bob Jones

Montana's Bountiful Treasures

Part II: Mine for gems on Sapphire Mountain

by Kenneth H. Rohn

Field Trips

Chunky Gal Mountain Corundum Hunt

North Carolina has stones in all colors

by Mike Streeter


Make a Pillow Pendant

Prongs and a bezel ensure a tight fit

by Diane Prokop


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