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Rock&Gem Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $3.58 per issue Rock&Gem has been the leading magazine for the lapidary and mineral hobbyist. Not a trade journal and not a scientific dissertation, it speaks to the average rockhound, providing just the right blend of entertainment and satisfying information. .. read more Armchair hobbyists and diehard diggers alike will find something to enjoy in each issue.

Lifetime hobbyist and Carnegie Award winner Bob Jones heads up a group of experienced and knowledgeable contributors. Bob’s light-hearted style brings readability to in-depth articles on minerals, classic deposits, and collecting trends. His Frugal Collector series helps collectors learn to identify mineral bargains, and his affiliation with the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society provides a behind-the-scenes look at the year’s biggest and best mineral show and sneak previews of the show’s theme and featured exhibits.  read less
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Rock&Gem Magazine  |  October 2022  


Rock&Gem October 2022,
Vodka filtered through Herkimer diamonds,
Digging for dinosaurs,
Handle with care,
And more...
Rock&Gem has been the leading magazine for the lapidary and mineral hobbyist. Not a trade journal and not a scientific dissertation, it speaks to the average rockhound, providing just the right blend of entertainment and satisfying information. Armchair hobbyists and diehard diggers alike will find something to enjoy in each issue.

Lifetime hobbyist and Carnegie Award winner Bob Jones heads up a group of experienced and knowledgeable contributors. Bob’s light-hearted style brings readability to in-depth articles on minerals, classic deposits, and collecting trends. His Frugal Collector series helps collectors learn to identify mineral bargains, and his affiliation with the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society provides a behind-the-scenes look at the year’s biggest and best mineral show and sneak previews of the show’s theme and featured exhibits.
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Great info, great pictures Reviewed Wednesday, 4 August 2021
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I love Rock & Gem magazine but wish I could have a printed copy as I like to brouse through old issues Reviewed Sunday, 7 February 2021

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Editor’s Letter October is such a fun month with everything pumpkin spice, fall colors and ending up in Halloween. While you all read Rock & Gem as a final product, I live and breathe each issue long before it ...
WEBB REVEALS Just How Tiny Our Spot in the Universe The culmination of a 30-year collaboration among NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency, the $11 billion James Webb Space Telescope has sent back its first images since being...
The Unexpectedly Loud Sound of Deep -Sea Mining Although buffered from human ears by leagues of water, deep-sea mining is a noisy enterprise that, per an article in the journal Science, “is understudied and largely overlooked.” If we can’t hear i...
The Ultimate Ancestor of You and Me? It is 520 million years old and it may be the ancestor of all vertebrates on Earth. Say hello to yunnanozoans! Yunna-what? As reported by Qingyi Tian (Nanjing University, China) and colleagues in t...
War Disrupts Paleontology Per a news report by Freda Kreier for the journal Nature,Russia’s “brutal war in Ukraine is threatening the research and relationships that help uncover the past.” Collaborations and fieldwork invol...
To Seek Climate Data, Dig into Tropical Mud While many scientists don down vests and brave the ice fields of Greenland or Antarctica to pull up ice cores in search of climate data from the not-so-distant past, some don T-shirts and shorts to ...

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