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Australian opalNC emeraldsAustralian sapphiresMining for emeralds

Australian opal,
p. 102

NC emeralds,
p. 149

Fluorite, India,

p. 116

Mesnard Mine,

p. 149

ABOUT THE COVER: Galaxy opal, found at the Opalville mine, Lease No. 135 near Jundah, Queensland, Australia, in October 1989. The specimen is 9.7 X 8.1 X 5.7 cm, and contains an estimated 550 carats of precious opal. Present ownership unknown, Frank Coffa photo.
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March/April 2008


99 2006 Thank-Yous
102 Australian Opal Resources: Outback Spectral Fire

116 Australian Sapphires and Rubies

126 (Andrew) Vic Cloete (b. 1944), Australian Mineral Artist

135 A Mineralogical Note: New Data on Arsenate Minerals from the Tsumeb Mine, Namibia

140 Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Rochester Mineralogical Symposium—Contributed Papers in Specimen Mineralogy: Part 1

93 Chips from the Quarry

97 Letters to the Editor

Connoisseur’s Choice: Molybdenite, Allies Mine, Deepwater, New England Region, New South Wales, Australia

149 Collector’s Note: Persistence Pays Off— Again: Mining for Emeralds in Hiddenite,
Alexander County, NC

153 Let's Get it Right: Paraiba Tourmaline, or Not?

Word to the Wise: Greisen

161 In Memoriam:
Luther Thomas (1911-2006)
Juanita Curtis (1917-2006)

165 Media Reviews

167 Museum Notes

170 Internet Directory for the Earth Sciences

174 Coming Events





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