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Bench Tips: Fitting a Small Cab into a Larger Cab

By Bob Rush Would you like to mount a small accent cab within a larger cab? It is easier than you might think! To illustrate,...
Bold egg pattern of specimen showcase

Showcasing Rocks and Pictures in Shadow Boxes

Story and Photos by Kathleen Fink There are many ways to share our love of rocks, the environments in which they are found, and the...
Sharp Chalcopyrite crystals

Chalcocite Crystals of Bristol Copper Mines

Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series about the copper mines of Bristol, Connecticut. Story by Bob Jones Although many mineral collectors...

Rock & Gem Kids: Fossil sand dollars

By Jim Brace-Thompson Beachcombers and fossil hunters alike love sand dollars! They belong to the phylum Echinodermata, which includes marine animals like starfish, sea cucumbers,...

Examining Pyrite, Iron and Flint: The Fire Makers

By Steve Voynick, Rock Science column One of the oldest and best preserved human mummies ever found is that of Ötzi, a man who lived...
Material after cutting oil absorption

Turkish purple jade proves popular with carvers and collectors

Story and Photos by Mark Oros Commercial lapidaries favor new mine finds and exotic or rare materials, and we create our jewelry pieces or carvings...