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Rock&Gem Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From £2.04 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  |  Feb 23  


Rock&Gem February 2023,
Shine bright like a diamond,
Rose rocks for valentine's day,
Conchoidal fracture,
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 04 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 07 February 2021

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Rock&Gem Magazine Feb 23.

Editor’s Letter February and the season of love. I don’t know why, but I always find Valentine’s Day to be fun. Maybe it’s because it seems to be a bright spot in the middle of dreary February. Maybe it’s be...
New Composition After The idea of creating a “new composition” from an existing photograph came to me as I was perusing some of my mineral photographs for Rock & Gem. In some cases, I liked the new compo...
A JUDGE SAYS: Don’t Blame Scientists for Nature’s Unpredictability In 2019, a cruise ship docked near Whakaari White Island off the coast of New Zealand. Not just an island, Whakaari also is one of New Zealand’s most active volcanos, which makes it a popular touris...
What Killed the Dinosaurs? Look to the Moon! For decades most earth scientists have concluded that nonavian dinosaurs and other critters like ammonites and fully three-quarters of life on Earth met their demise and went extinct courtesy of a m...
Are Benign Paleontologists Contributing to Violence in Myanmar? We think of paleontology as a benign science. As noted by the late-great paleontologist George Gaylord Simpson, rather than killing creatures like big-game hunters, paleontologists resurrect creatur...
The Fossil Record Reveals: After a “Big Boom,” Mammalian Variation Leveled Off Per recent articles in the journal Science, “mammals have the greatest degree of morphological variation among vertebrate classes.” That variation includes tiny mice, enormous elephants, sea-dwellin...

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