December 2009


Yale’s Mineral Legacy
Its noted mineralogists helped shape the science and hobby of minerals
by Bob Jones

Artist Profile:
Flintknapper Randy Beach
His interest in rocks and knapping proved a stabilizing influence
by Steve Rudloff

Step By Step:
How I Do It
The artist’s instructions for knapping points
by Randy Beach

Rock & Gem Kids
Meet Junior Rockhound Shealeene Kent and take our quiz

“Set in Stone” at the Arizona State Museum
Explore Tucson’s history at the center of the gem trade world
by Helen Serras-Herman

Collecting “Old Classic” Minerals
These minerals have been collector favorites for centuries
by Bob Jones


All She Wrote
A Social Hobby
by Lynn Varon

Craftsman of the Month
Blackskin agate display object
by Bob Rush

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Alternatives to Dop Wax
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
Carbonized Fossils
by Steve Voynick

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Off the Dop
Faceting Ametrine
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
Yunge's Sunshine
by Dan Dutton

On the Rocks
What Makes a Classic?
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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