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Artisan Alley: Enjoying the Journey

By Antoinette Rahn and Erin Dana Balzrette The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time.  Always...

Stalactite Mineral Specimens: Odd, Uncommon, and Beautiful

By Bob Jones Mineral collectors certainly enjoy a variety of tastes in what they collect. Some stick to one species like quartz or calcite. In...
Primary Malachite

Malachite Morphology — Part I

Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part series.  By Bob Jones Green malachite is found in a pleasing variety of forms. In fact, the...
Wulfenite pocket

The Risky Business of Specimen Recovery

Story by Bob Jones More often than not, when a crystal pocket is opened during mining, it contains loose crystals that have somehow detached from...

Issue Highlights: September 2018

The September issue of Rock & Gem covers a lot of ground.... • 'De Colores': Mexico's endless palette of colorful minerals. By Dr. Peter K.M. Megaw • Fossil Park: Exploring India's...