August 2009


Herkimer, New York, Quartz
Crystals so gemmy they’re called “diamonds”
by Bob Jones

The Forgotten Collectors
Tales from Decades of Herkimer diamond digging
by Joseph A. “Hawkeye” Kapelewski

Remarkable Quartz
It’s the cornerstone of the lapidary and mineral collecting hobbies
by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids
Turritella fossils, a junior lapidary, and a quiz

Artist Profile:
Lois Brandt Phillips
This painter uses stone as her canvas
by Curtis L. Handy

The Rock Food Table
A taste of Bill and Lois Patillo’s amazing exhibit
by Lori Carter

Field Trip:
Bullards Beach Rockhounding
Agate, jasper and petrified wood on the Oregon Coast
by Barbara Caswell

Black Water and Bones
Hunting fossils in South Carolina’s Cooper River
by Richard Jacquot


All She Wrote
Where Have All the Lapidaries Gone?
by Lynn Varon

Craftsman of the Month
Silver, gold and aquamarine bracelet
by Spiros Chronis

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
New Life for Old Machines
by William A. Kappele

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Rock Science
Biomechanics and Dinosaurs
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
How to Cut OMF Designs
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
DJG "Omni" Cushion Oval
by David Groncki

On the Rocks
Focus on Quartz
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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