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Aragonite: A cave dwelling and coral-shaped mineral

By Jim Brace-Thompson Aragonite was named for Aragon, Spain, where it was first discovered, but it’s a common mineral that is found worldwide. Aragonite is a...

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...
Kartchner Caverns stalactites

Arizona Underground: Mine Tours, Museums, and Caves

Story and Photos by Bob Jones With winter set to arrive soon, tens of thousands of folks will head into the great Southwest. Quartzsite becomes...