April 2009


What’s In a Mineral Name?
The mythology behind the monikers
by Bob Jones

Treasure Hunter: Kirsten Gum
Meet the host of the Travel Channel’s popular show
by Bill Reynolds

Urban Stalactites
Calcium carbonate formations are all around you!
by Lori Carter

Guatemalan Jade
Quality stone to buy or collect
by Lauritz A. Jensen

Lapidary 101: Cabochons
Learning takes hands-on experience
by William A. Kappele

Rock & Gem Kids
Zircon, a guest essay, and a mineral egg hunt

Mining Stocks
Are they a good investment?
by Steve Voynick

Minerals and the Native Elements
Part II: The stories behind the discoveries
by Bob Jones

Field Trip:
Montana’s Jurassic Fossils
Collecting opportunities east of Bridger
by Kenneth H. Rohn


All She Wrote
Where Your Treasure Is
by Lynn Varon

Craftsman of the Month
Dinosaur bone cabochon necklace
by Eric Hedricks

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Think Before You Tinker
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
X-Ray Crystallography
by Steve Voynick

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Off the Dop
Faceting Natural Sapphires
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
Sun Dial
by B.D. Moore

On the Rocks
American Commesso
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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