November 2011


Build a Better Collection
6 factors to consider in selecting fine mineral specimens
by Eric Greene

Mexican Brochantite
Another world-class species from the Milpillas mine
by Bob Jones

A New Red Gold Strike
Copper agates from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
by Wayne W. Sukow, Ph.D.

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

Reader Poetry
Rockhounds take inspiration from the hobby

Mineral Collections and Mines
Find them both in Leadville, Colorado
by Steve Voynick

Mineral Environments, Mineral Diversity
How nature determines the habits of mineral crystals
by Bob Jones

Field Trip
Fossil Park Finds
Collecting fossils and minerals in Ohio’s Silica Formation
by Jake Gorczyca


Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Craftsman of the Month
Folded copper and kyanite pendant
by Janet Lynn Burgess

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
In Search of the Perfect Cab
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
A More Perfect Quartz
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
New Quick Polish Lap
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
Original Pear (for garnet)
by David Groncki

On the Rocks
Rockhound's Christmas List
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters

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