July 2009


5 Ways to Improve Fine Gold Recovery
Higher prices make it well worth the effort
by Marc Davis

The Rich Mineral Heritage of Tiger, Arizona
It’s famous for fine specimens and rare species
by Bob Jones

In Pursuit of Liberty Gold
Modern-day miners preserve the frontier spirit
by Jim Landon

Rock & Gem Kids
Kyanite, California state symbols, and a quiz

Panning: It’s Not Just for Gold
Unlock the potential of this simple separation tool
by Steve Voynick

A Basic Mineral Collection
Part III: Local means affordable
by Bob Jones

I Fought the Law
A club field trip has a surprising ending
by Hilde Zahm

Framed Picture Stones
Hang nature’s art on your wall
by Dale M. Ott

Field Trip:
Bear Canyon Agate
Seam and nodule specimens in the Pryor Mountains
by Doug True


All She Wrote
The Power of the Pan
by Lynn Varon

Craftsman of the Month
Metamorphosed quartz pendant
by Sam Stevens

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
The Buyer’s Bible
by William A. Kappele

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Rock Science
Carbon's Atomic Bond
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Polishing on the "Darkside"
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
by Jeremy Newman

On the Rocks
Stones and Stamps
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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