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Rockhounding Roadtrip: Take the time to Detect Quartz

Editor's Note: This is the latest installment of the rockhounding travels of Thomas Farley, as he gathers materials for a book about rockhounding in...
Wickenburg nodule

Date Creek Quartz and Wickenburg Nodules

Story and Photos by Alice Sikorski Also known as the Joshua Tree Parkway, the stretch of U.S. Highway 93 from Interstate 40, just east of...

Artisan Alley: Observation Fuels Creation

By Antoinette Rahn and Erin Dana Balzrette "Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature." —Marcus Tullius Cicero As we've seen in a number of...
Matched pairs of earring cabochons

Montana Agate: The Best Catch on the Yellowstone River

Story and Photos by Jim Landon When I was a young boy, my parents took our family on a vacation to Hot Springs, South Dakota....

Artisan Alley: Listening and Looking for Inspiration

By Antoinette Rahn and Erin Dana Balzrette "You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have." –Maya Angelou The late Ms. Maya Angelou...

Artisan Alley: Celebrating Nature’s Mysteries

By Antoinette Rahn and Erin Dana Balzrette "The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." ~Francis Bacon The longer I live, the more I...
Quartz covered in chlorite balls

The Hemlock Claims: Sources Rich in History and Unique Specimens

by Stuart “Tate” Wilson Deep in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state and up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River reside the richest crystallized mineral deposits...

Issue Highlights: November 2018

The latest issue of Rock & Gem is off to the printer. The November issue serves as a fine example of the sheer breadth...

Friday Find: Moroccan Quartz

By Antoinette Rahn The past few days I've come across a number of reports about minerals mined in locales throughout Morocco. This brought to mind...

#5: Rock & Gem Top 10

We are half way through our countdown of the Top 10 Photos published in Rock & Gem in the last year. 'Safe Haven' Cab Shines This...

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