March 2012

This specimen of Disdero agate was found by Warren Bobyk on his staked claim in British Columbia, Canada. The agate’s range of colors varies widely and includes shade of blue, yellow and red. (Tom Shearer photo)







Disdero Agate
A recent discovery from British Columbia
by Jim Landon

China’s Neoclassic Minerals
They exceed some old classics in quality
by Bob Jones

Dinosaur Sue’s 10th Anniversary
We’ve learned a lot from this celebrated T. rex
by Steve Voynick

The Paul Broste Rock Museum
A rockhound’s “beautiful dream” is realized
by Bill Vossler

Rock & Gem Kids
Utah’s rockhound symbols, pseudomorphs, and a crossword

Name That Mineral Aggregate
Terms to describe your specimens accurately
by Bob Jones

Crystal Park, Montana
Observations from 30 years of collecting and exploring
by Jim Landon

A most amazing and interesting fossil
by Denzil and Elaine Hammer


Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Lapidary of the Month
Carnelian agate box
by Bob Rush

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Torch Enameling
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
The Curious Colors of Pleochroism
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Faceting Mexican Opal
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
Mount Ida Barion for Quartz
by Jim Perkins

On the Rocks
Upcoming Shows
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters

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