October 2009


A Rockhound Tour of England
Sights are set on Spring 2010
by Bob Jones

Buying Gem Opal in Honduras
Its mines are among the world’s oldest
by Michael Sherer

Rock & Gem Kids
Opal, rock poetry, a crystal puzzle, and a quiz

Alaska’s Epidotes
Source: Two remote mines on Prince of Wales Island
by Bob Jones

In-a-Flash Opal Inlay
Get on the fast track to making pendants and earrings
by Tony Thurber

Field Trip:
Judith Peak Black “Diamonds”
Doubly terminated quartz crystals at 6,000 feet
by Kenneth H. Rohn

How to Make Solderless Mounts
It’s an easy way to make pins, pendants and bolas
by Dave Fisk


All She Wrote
Feast or Famine
by Lynn Varon

Craftsman of the Month
Bone and opal bola
by Dan Meisch

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
DIY Gemstone Spheres
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
The Origin of Agate
by Steve Voynick

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Off the Dop
Unique Settings for Faceted Stones
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
Scott's Nightmare
by Scott Schlagel

On the Rocks
A Foretaste of Mineral Tour 2010
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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