May 2014

The red corundum variety ruby has become the standard choice for a July birthstone. This specimen of ruby in calcite is from Mogok, Myanmar (Burma), and measures 4.5 cm high. (Jeff Scovil photo/Irv Brown collection)







The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium
An important social event in Texas
by Bob Jones

Gem Hunter
An interview with Bernie Gaboury
by Rob and Julie Kocur

3 Feldspar Gems
Sunstone, moonstone and labradorite
by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids
Articles and puzzles

Kutch Fossil Park
An impressive collection of India’s fossils
by Khursheed Dinshaw

Ethiopia’s Opals
Amazing Yita Ridge and Welo gemstones
by Gail O. Clark

Birthstones, Past and Present
Part III: July, August and September
by Kenneth H. Rohn

Glow Rocks
Washington State University’s fluorescent rock exhibit captivates kids
by Linda Weiford, WSU News


Field Notes
Reader Letters

Lapidary of the Month
Jade and opal pendant
by Gordon Hayes

Show Dates
Mark Your Calendar!

Shop Talk
Controlling Spray
by William A. Kappele

Rock Science
Quartz: Rose or Pink?
by Steve Voynick

What to Cut
Stone Canyon Jasper
by Scott Empey

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

On the Rocks
Heroes of the Hobby: Bosch, Buell and Bandy
by Bob Jones

Parting Shot
Calcite on Duftite/Mottramite
John Schneider

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