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What to Cut: Caldera Paint Jasper

By Russ Kaniuth Caldera Paint Jasper is another great find from the McDermitt area on the Oregon side of the border. Gary Green jasper was...

Wednesday Rockhound Wisecracks

  Here's to making the most of Wednesday and enjoying every little adventure related to your interest in rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, and lapidary! ~ Team...

Just Off the Wheels: Mattie Gadd

By Erin Dana Balzrette Thoughtful, compassionate, and an amazing lapidary artist and wire wrapper, Mattie Gadd is always a delight to chat with. Her work...
Pistachio green epidote

Eye on Epidote

By Jim Brace-Thompson Calcium aluminum iron sorosilicate Ca2Al2(Fe3+, Al)Si3O12(OH) Epidote is one terrific silicate mineral for display. It produces well-formed prismatic crystals that are long, slender, striated...

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...

Parting Shot: “Unforgettable”

Editor's Note: Every issue of Rock & Gem concludes the same way, with the Parting Shot. Page 82 boasts a beautiful rock, gem, mineral,...

Equipped to Create — Reentel Inc.

Editor's Note: Reentel is the featured advertiser of the first Tools of the Trade special section.  Since 1998, Reentel Inc. has been the premier...

Just Off the Wheels: Deb Morgan

By Erin Dana Balzrette A rockhound, amazing lapidary artist, and a woman with a sense of humor that keeps people in stitches, Deb Morgan’s work...
Thunder egg from Richardson's

Collectors’ Corner: Chance Encounter of the Thunder Egg Kind

By Antoinette Rahn Sometimes all it takes is one moment, one look, one opportunity, or a single object to change the trajectory of a life. Birgitta...

What to Cut: Mindful of Maligano Jasper

By Russ Kaniuth Maligano Jasper is named after a small village in Sulawesi, Indonesia. This material was originally found about six to seven years ago,...

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