December 2010


The Master Works of Harold Van Pelt
His expert quartz carvings are finally on display
by Bob Jones

Chrysanthemum Stones
Mineral “flowers” bloom in these popular collectibles
by Tom Elias

The Many Facets of Rockhounding
A special exhibit at the California Oil Museum
by Jim Brace-Thompson

Charoite: Russia’s Royal Gem
This pleasing purple material is a rock and a mineral
by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids
Kid-size articles, puzzles and prizes

Aspen’s Silver Lining
This Colorado resort has its roots in mining
by Steve Voynick


All She Wrote
The 40th Year in Review
by Lynn Varon

Craftsman of the Month
Opal turtle pendant
by Stephen Wilson

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Information, Please
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
The Texture and Toughness of Jade
by Steve Voynick

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Off the Dop
Citrine Quartz
by Jim Perkins

On the Rocks
Tucson Hot Spots
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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