October 2006

October 2006 Vol.36 Num.10
Table of Contents (pdf)


Opal Pseudomorphs

This colorful mineral replaces organic material

by Bob Jones

The Frugal Collector: The Silicates

Part II: Epidote, danburite, titanite, and benitoite

by Bob Jones

Bonanza Opal

Digging for gems in Nevada's Virgin Valley

by Don Skillman

Roadside Panning Sites in Nevada

Part I: Churchill, Clark, Douglas, and Elko counties

by David and Clois Walker

Rock & Gem Kids

Opals and rock weirdness

by Steve Decker

Faux Petrified Wood

Travertine deposits mimic a popular collectible

by Gail Butler

Artist Profile: Aparna Chudasa

Designing diamond jewelry on a budget

by Brinda Gill

Field Trips

Rockhound's Honeymoon

Metal detecting and Texas agates

by Kenneth H. Rohn

Tecopa Opal

Noodling in the Southern California desert

by Jim Pisani


Make a Necklace That Can Move

Freeform cabs make a fluid design

by Nova Wells

Make a Breakdown Show Case

A customized case gives you the home advantage

by Dave Fisk


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