January 2011


Australia’s Ausrox Nugget
The world’s largest privately owned gold nugget
by Bob Jones

The Era of Four-Figure Gold
What it means for jewelry, mining and specimens
by Steve Voynick

What Is a Psammophile?
These rock collectors delight in the smallest specimens
by Rich Huck

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

Classic Quartz Crystals
They’re beautifully attractive, historically important, and scientifically interesting
by Bob Jones

In Memory of Harrison Yocum
His students’ memories are his legacy
by Kitty Williams Fisher

Field Trip:
Bridgeport Gold
Panning opportunities along the South Yuba River
by Marc Davis


Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Craftsman of the Month
Stone sculptures
by G.E. Sommerfeld

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
Navajun Pyrite
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Wax Dopping
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
Robusto Brilliant Revised
by Jim Perkins

On the Rocks
Tucson Shows Approach
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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