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12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $3.17 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. Armchair hobbyists and diehard diggers alike will find something to enjoy in each issue.

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Rock&Gem Magazine  |  April 2019  


Rock & Gem April 2019,
WorkShops in the Wild : Lifelong Learning at Wildacres,
Emergence of Flourescence,
Bladed Barite : In the East Potrillo Mountains,
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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Below is a selection of articles in Rock&Gem Magazine April 2019.

Field notes READER LETTERS Turquoise Memories My favorite mineral, or semi-precious stone is turquoise. I grew up in the 1960s and early 1970s within the public school system in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. ...
A Glass Buttes Obsidian Collaboration @ bench tips BY BOB RUSH (Left) The completed reverse intalgio carving on a canvas of glass buttes mahogany obsidian. (Middle) It was exciting to collaborate with Jack as I made t...
EARTH SCIENCE IN THE NEWS MONITORING VOLCANO SOUNDS AND EXPLORING THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON BY JIM BRACE-THOMPSON Infrasound Signals Aid in Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions National Public Radio’s “Science Friday” featured a Janu...
BEADING AND DINOSAURS NEW VIEW OF BEADING This handy 5 x 7 inch paperback, Beads: A Reference and Price Guide, is full of useful information for every person involved in beading and related jewelry. The author explores ev...
Cultivating Connections Artisan Alley is a space where we celebrate the collaborations of silversmiths and lapidary artists. In addition to showcasing their handcraft ed art, we’ve asked each artist to explain a bit about th...
Garnet: An Industrial Commodity BY STEVE VOYNICK Garnet mining is booming and not because of demand for gemstones or mineral specimens. Garnet has become a bona fide industrial commodity because it is a nearly perfect industria...

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