May 2011


Kellogg, Idaho, Pyromorphites
They’re the world’s finest specimens
by Bob Jones

All in the Family
A daughter learns to facet from her dad
by Rachel Dery

Collecting the Elements
Samples of the building blocks of minerals can enhance any collection
by Jake Gorczyca

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

The Spodumenes of Afghanistan
This mineral-rich country is still producing
by Bob Jones

John Dyer’s Gems
These trademarked designs produce unusual artworks
by John Dyer

The Great Moroccan Vanadinite Rush
Thousands flocked to mine near Mibladen
by Bob Farrar

Field Trip:
Bush Farm Minerals
Harvesting crystallized specimens in New York
by Michael Walter

Collecting Badlands “Brain Coral” Cobbles
Exotic quartzite from Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin
by Carl F. Brink, G.G.


Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Craftsman of the Month
Stone and metal sculpture
by Daryl Devey

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Polishing Problems
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
The Deccan Traps
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Polishing Techniques
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
Meet Point Texas Star
by Jim Perkins

On the Rocks
Hall of Fame Nominees
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters


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