August 2010


"Chalcedony Park"
Look, but don't collect in Arizona's Petrified Forest
by Bob Jones

Petrified Wood: A Natural Enigma
It's a favorite with rockhounds and lapidaries
by Bruce I. Wingate

Dangerous Dust
The lapidary hobby's forgotten hazard
by Douglas Hamilton

Rock & Gem Kids
Silver, agates, and Mineral Fun patches

India's Zeolites (and Non-Zeolites)
Minerals from the Deccan Plateau traprock quarries
by Bob Jones

In Pursuit of Nebraska Mammal Fossils
Collecting on private land in the Platte River Valley
by Jim Landon

Evolution of a Museum
The Weinman Mineral Museum becomes Tellus Science Museum
by Lori Carter

Field Trip:
DoBell Ranch Collecting
A quest for Arizona's wonderful, colorful petrified wood
by Mary Crosswhite


All She Wrote
Face to Face
by Lynn Varon

Craftsman of the Month
Medieval sword
by Adrian Prodescu

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Lapidary Tools
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
Beryllium: From Beryl to Bertrandite
by Steve Voynick

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Off the Dop
New Splash Guards for Facetrons
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
DJG Frosted Round
by David Groncki

On the Rocks
Two Amazing Events
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader Letters

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