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Join a Gem and Mineral Club
January 10, 2013 | has what is probably the most complete listing of gem and mineral clubs that you will find anywhere on the web. For information about what these clubs do and how to join see an article on the “Where to Find Rocks” website.

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Rock and Mineral Identification
April 17, 2014 | Store
The ability to identify rocks and minerals in the field is a very important skill. The store has a selection of rock, mineral, fossil and gem mineral kits that can be used for learning and practice. Testing tools are also available.

February 27, 2014 |
Chrysoberyl is an extreme gem. At 8.5 on the Mohs Scale it is the third hardest gem mineral. At 3.7 to 3.8 it has a very high specific gravity for a non-metallic mineral. It is the gem with the finest cat's eye. And, some specimens change color depending upon the type of incident light.

Gemstones and Plate Tectonics
June 18, 2013 | Geology
A recent article in Geology explains how the global distributions of jadeite and ruby are strongly associated with certain types of plate boundaries.

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