June 2011


Vanishing Minerals
Where have these once-plentiful specimens gone?
by Bob Jones

Banded Ornamental Gemstones
They decorate both people and palaces
by Bob Jones

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

Hoboken Serpentine
Urban outcrops along the Hudson River
by Robert Beard

Willow Creek Jasper
It’s the noble gemstone of Idaho
by Lauritz A. Jensen

Build an 18-inch Lapidary Drop Saw
Cutting large rocks has never been this easy
by Dale Blankenship

Field Trip:
The Dust Devil Mine
Dig your own Oregon sunstones
by Austin Moore


Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Craftsman of the Month
Beaded jasper cabochon necklace
by Sandra Takaro-Miller

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Enamel Chips
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
The Future of Afghan Lapis
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Better Angles, Better Performance
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
DJG Frosted Hex
by David Groncki

On the Rocks
National Show in Syracuse
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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