January 2014

This branching crystallized gold specimen comes from the Eagle’s Nest mine in Placer County, California. It is currently on display in the Lyda Hill Hall of Gems and Minerals at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. (James Elliot photo/Marc Weill collection)







The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Part I: An exciting educational facility in downtown Dallas
by Bob Jones

Quest for Native Gold
A collecting adventure in remote Alaska
by James A. Miller

A superb, chatoyant pseudomorph
by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids
Talc, New Hampshire Rockhound Symbols, Granite Word Search


Fluorescent Rocks
Three collecting spots in Arizona
by Ed Winbourne

Cronan Ranch Gold
Riverbed panning in Northern California
by Marc Davis


Field Notes
Reader Letters

Lapidary of the Month
Rock slab coffee table
Carol Butterfield

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Setting Up Shop
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
Brazilianite and Frederick Pough
by Steve Voynick

What to Cut
Imperial Jasper
by Scott Empey

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

On the Rocks
Marc Weill's Wonderful Specimens
by Bob Jones

Parting Shot
Fossil Coral
Tom Shearer photo

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