February 2011


Mineral Treasures of the World
A unique mineral exhibition in China
by Bob Jones

California: A Mineral Treasure Trove
This wild Western state has more than gold!
by Bob Jones

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

Make a Turquoise Ring by Hand
Fabricate this simple setting in silver
by Austin Moore

Field Trip:
Collect the California State Gem
Yes, you can!
by Jim Brace-Thompson

Field Trip:
Opalized Plant Fossils and Coral Pseudofossils
Collecting opportunities near Rincon, New Mexico
by Robert Beard


Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Craftsman of the Month
Opal pendant and earrings
by David G. Monette

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Stone Clocks
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
Impact Metamorphism
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Buying Used Faceting Machines
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
21st Century Brilliant Oval (12X10)
by Jim Perkins

On the Rocks
Investors vs. Collectors
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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