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2008 Thanks-Yous

The annual list of those deserving special recognition for contributions to Rocks & Minerals has grown steadily through the years, as has our appreciation. Just as important as our faithful readership and advertisers is this loyal network composed of those who provide financial support and volunteer their time and services.

In 2008, donors to the Color Fund contributed toward color in all six issues of the magazine; a single donation added an upgrade to the quality of the paper on which the magazine is printed; organizations provided subscription table space at symposia and gem and mineral shows; volunteers worked shifts, managed subscription tables at events not attended by the editor, and helped with the tremendous workload of putting on two silent auctions; transporters delivered boxes of magazines to workers at shows; others provided space to store back issues and supplies in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Texas, and even Munich and Walsdorf, Germany, and in Milan, Italy, until next year’s events;  the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society sponsored a benefit auction for the magazine at its February show, as did the Greater Denver Area Gem and Mineral Council at its September show; and a volunteer ran two online auctions to benefit the Color Fund.

Our thanks to one and all!


Martin Zinn Expositions


Anonymous in memory of Natasha Chushkina (wife of publisher Michael Leybov)
Dorothy M. Atlee in memory of Ruth Rosemeyer, Dee Rickey, and Caroline Stoufer
Michael Beaulieu
Erik D. Bodelsen
Shawn Carlson
Steven C. Chamberlain
Cincinnati Mineral Society
Crystal Gazers in memory of Jeanne Mager
Frank Daniels
Mary L. DeViney
Harold Dibble
Charles Eastman
Carol Finnie
Jesse Fisher and Joan Kureczka
Friends of Mineralogy, National Chapter
Friends of Mineralogy, Southeast Chapter
Bruce Gaber
Paul Geffner
Erich Grundel in memory of Ruth Bland, Sue and Fred Dhyse, Mair Moody, and Nancy Wiser
Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Mineral Section
Mark Jacobson
Rob Lavinsky
Milton Leet
Mark Mauthner
Heide Menke
Wendell C. Mohr
C. Carter Rich
Jim Robison
Seaman Mineral Museum Society
Arthur E. Smith
Tucson Gem and Mineral Society
Mike Ware
Keith Williams
Sean Wylie
Martin Zinn Expositions


(John Veevaert, chairman online auctions; Russ and Louellen Montgomery, chairpersons, Tucson and Denver auctions)

AAA Minerals International
Access to Gems and Minerals
Carl Acosta
Adelaide Mining Company
African Trading
Agates from Argentina
Ken Allison Jurassic Gems and Jewelry
AI—Rehman Gems and Minerals
Alternate Minerality
Amazing Rocks and Minerals
AMI Import Cultured Pearls
 Amber by Jim Work
Thomas Harth Ames
Mikhail Anosov Minerals and Fossils
Anderson Fluorescent Minerals
Arizona Minerals
The Arkenstone
Artesean Gallery and Gifts
Asian Link Trading
Atomic Perfection
Attard’s Minerals
B & B Minerals
B & C Fine Jewelry
B & DD
 Dr. Margarita Baneeva
Pavel Bantsekov
Scot Baron and Assoc.
B. C. Lithics and Ivory
Bead Dazzled
Terre Beasley
Eyassu Bekele
Betty’s Rock-N-Beads
Black Cat Mountain Trilobites
Black Hills Institute of Paleontology
Black Star Trading Company
Blazer’s Minerals
Blue Cap Productions
Blue Gem Trading Company
Buckskin Booksellers
Luis Miguel Ferandez Burillo
Horst Burkard
Burton’s Gems and Opals
Constantin Buslovich
Brian Busse
Butterflies by God
Canada Fossils
Cardinal Minerals
Alain Carion
Ken Carlsen Mineral Collection
Carol K. Adornments
Carved Opal and Obsidian
Casa de Lumbre
The Cecil Collection
CFC Jewelry Supplies
CGS Studio
Chris Tucker Minerals
Claude Ben David
Clear Creek Academy of Jewelry and Metal
Janet and Paul Clifford
The Collector’s Edge
The Collector’s Stope
Rick Copeland
Colorado Nuggets
Condor Agate Mines
David Crawford
Creations via Collins
Creative Gems
The Crystal Circle
Crystal Classics
Crystal Palace
Crystal Prime
Crystal World and Prehistoric Journeys
Crystals Unlimited
Custom Paleo
Bill and Diana Dameron
D & M Rock and Gem
D & R Collection
Dan’s Used Rocks
D.A.W. Trading Company
Richard Dayvault
Nolan Dean
De Re Metallica
Designer Cabs
Anil B. Dholakia
Diamond Pacific Tool Corporation
Dinosaurs and More
Dixie Euhedrals
Douglass Minerals
Cynthia Downs, Metalsmith
Down to Earth
Joan Dulla
E. & J. Adams
Earth Science International—India
The Earth’s Memory
Earth’s Treasures
Enchanted Designs
Eons Ago Company
Exotic Minerals of Russia
Fabre Minerals
Fantastic Stones and Accessories
Fender Natural Resources
Fenn’s Gems and Minerals
Fine Minerals International
Fine Minerals of the Rocky Mountains
Jesse Fisher
Foothills Boxes
Fossil News
Bill Gangi Multisensory Arts
Gem and Mineral Council of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles  County
Gem Center USA
Gemas, N. O.
Gemini Minerals
Gem Nest
Gems and Crystals Unlimited
Gems USA
The Gem Trader
Gem 222
Geodite Minerals
Geonic Mineral Collection
German Salazar
Glacier Peak
Brice and Christophe Gobin
Gold and Stuff
Tony Gordian Collection
Harvey Gordon Minerals
Graeber and Himes
Great Basin Minerals
Great Wall Mineral Museum
Green Mountain Minerals
Grenville Minerals
Patrick Haynes
Heirloom Enterprises
Hilary Silver and Gold Jewelry
Himalaya Quartz
Leonard Himes
Hi Tech Enterprises
H. K. Meteorites
Holabird Americana
Greg Howell
Hunan Natural Mineral & Gem Museum
James Hurlbut
Jaroslav Hyrsl
IC Minerals
In the Beginning Fossils
Inner Earth
J. & J. Gemstones
J & R Jewelry
Jase Minerals
JBF Minerals
Jeanne’s Rock and Jewelry
Jewel Tunnel Imports
J J & L Rocks & Minerals
J. P. International
Evan Jones Minerals
JPS Enterprises
K & K International
Gail Karwoski
Gary and Linda Katzer: Jewelry Artisans
Khalid Moroccan Fossils and Minerals
Kilian Collection
Komodo Dragon
Joan Kureczka
Labenne Meteorites
La Casa De Cobre
La Combe’s
La Concha: Tony Garcia
Lahoud Opals
L and TM Squared
La Plata y Oro
Latin American Import Company
Lehigh Minerals
Lexcel Minerals
François Lietard
Light-Records Gems and Jewelry
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
Low Country Geologic
Alvaro Lucia Minerals
Jordan Maez
Majestic Minerals
Malachite and Gems of Africa
M & W Minerals
Marin Crystal Company
The Marions
Matrix India
McCarthy’s Fossils
Dehne McLaughlin Gems and Minerals
Jimmy and Hisami McNeil
John Medici
Peter Megaw
Luiz Menezes Minerals
Howard Merk
Meteor Hall
Meteorite Max
Mine Design
Mine Invest Brazil
Mineral Classics
Mineral Exploration Services
Mineral Miner
Mineral Cabinet
Mineral Classics
Mineral of the Month Club
Mineralogical Record
Minerals and Meteorites from Southern Africa
Mineral Search
Minerals from the Far East
Minerals Sarai
Mineral Zone
Mineralien Zentrum
Mineralogical Almanac
Mineralogical Society of America
Miner’s Gems
Miner’s Lunchbox
Kyle Mink
Montana Gem
Morgan Trinkets
Mount Royal Gems
Moussa Minerals and Fossils
Mountain Gems and Minerals
Mountain Minerals International
Peter Müller
Murph’s Petrified Wood
Natural Creations
Natural Stone Lights
Nature’s Finest Creations
Nature’s Gallery
Nature’s Own
Nature Source Fossil Company
The Naja, Inc.
Nevada Mineral and Book Company
Robert Noble
Nooristan Crystal Hunters
Nord Fossils
Nordic Mineral Source
North Star Minerals
Northwest Chapter, Friends of Mineralogy
OBG International
H. Obodda
OHCK Natural Hawaiian Jewelry
Donald K. Olson & Associates
Rick Olmstead
Annette L. Ondraka
The Opal Zone
Orca Gems
Originals by Carol Sues
PAK Designs
Pala International
Paleo Search
P.A.M. Originals
Peak Valley Gems and Minerals
Melissa Perucca
Petrov Rare Minerals
Phelps’s and Me
Pikes Peak Rock Shop
Pinnacle 5 Minerals
Piritas de Navajun
Pizzazz Unlimited
P.M. Customs
Porte Du Sahara
Porter Minerals International
 PRS Jewelry
Queensland Opals
Raj Minerals
Ramos Minerals
RayCyn Minerals
Red Beryl Mine
Richard’s Rock Shop
Roberts Jewelers
Rock Art
Rock of Ages Rock Shop
Rocko Minerals and Jewelry
Rock Solid Jade
Rogue Gems
S. J. Gemstones
S.T.P.G.M. Importers and Wholesalers
Sacred Earth
Saint Petersburg Paleontological Laboratory
Samargand Resources
San Andreas Minerals
Jeff Scovil Photography
Seamair Collections
Sea Tiger
Seibel Minerals
Self-a-Ware Minerals
Dan Sinatra
Gennadiy Skublov
Something New
Morgan Sonsthagen Jewelry Design
Alex Speer
Giorgio Spiga
Ingeborg Stenar
Erik Stewart Jewelry
Stolte and Bunk Minerals
Stone Crystals
Stories in Stone Emporium
Sue’s Creations
The Sunnywood Collection
Superb Minerals India
Syed Trading Company­—Pakistan
Dr. Petr Sztacho
Tatara Minerals
Teak Bay
Throwin’ Stones
Tynsky’s Fossil Fish
UK Mining Ventures
Ulrich’s Fossil Fish Gallery
U.S. Geological Survey—Denver
UV Systems: Don Newsome
Virgin Mining Company
C. B. Ward Fluorescent Minerals
Warfield Fossils
Dan and Diana Weinrich
Well-Arranged Molecules
Wendy’s Minerals
West Coast Mining
West Desert Collectors
Western Minerals
Wilensky Fine Minerals
Terry Williams
Tom Witherspoon
George Witters Minerals
The Wood Collection
Mike Woodward Photography
Wright’s Rock Shop
Xtal—Dennis Beals Minerals
Zeb Gul Mineralien
Zeng Jian-Rong
Pat Zieche
Martin Zinn


Augusta, Maine (symposium)
Cartersville, Georgia
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Denver, Colorado
Houston, Texas
Munich, Germany
Rochester, New York (symposium)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Tucson, Arizona
Westward Look (Tucson)
Martin Zinn Expositions


Bill Besse
Kyle Bicknell
John Bosworth
Ken and Rose Carlsen
Andre and Ludmila Cheshko
Paul and Janet Clifford
Anne Cook
Betty A. Cook
Jean DeMouthe
Anna Domitrovic
Barbara Epstien
Bob Eveleth
Jesse Fisher
Julian Gray
Ben Huizing
Caitlin Huizing
Michael Huizing
Jim Hurlbut
Mark Jacobson
Cinda Kunkler
 Gene and Sally LaBerge
Virgil Leuth
Al and Sue Liebetrau
Dawn Minette
Pete Modreski
Wolfgang and Diana Mueller
Barbara Muntyan
Tom Nelsen
Jamie Newman
Günther Neumeier
Ron Pellar
Rick and Deanna Russell
Stephanie Scott
Barbara Sky
Gloria Staebler
Dave Straw
John Taylor
Jack and Kaye Thompson
John Trimble
John Veevaert
David Von Bargen
Penny Williamson
Steve and Carolyn Weinberger
Tom and Linda Wilson


Maggie Basbagill
Ludmila Cheshko
Jesse Fisher
Paul and Jane Kuennemeier
Michael Leybov
Wolfgang and Diana Mueller
Günther Neumeier
Bert and Ingrid Ottens
Renato and Adriana Pagano
Harris Precht
Arthur Smith
Gloria Staebler
Woodrow and Louise Thompson

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