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Grinding The Chief

Stones That Speak: Corundum Calls to Record-Holding Gem Carver

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Rock & Gem in 2017, but was not placed on the site. With the passing of...
Blue apatite

The Mind of a Mineral Collector

Editor's Note: The Rockhound Review is a space where guest contributors can weigh in on topics stirring within the rock, gem and mineral community...

Rock & Gem Kids: Setting Sights on Spinel

By Jim Brace-Thompson Spinel (magnesium aluminum oxide) forms beautiful crystals that are sometimes confused for the brilliant-red gem variety of corundum known as ruby. Unlike...

Captivated by Corundum

By Antoinette Rahn I don’t know if I’d call this specimen complex, but in casual lingo, I’d say ‘a lot is going on here.’ That’s part...