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2011 Thank-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 2011, donors to the Color Fund contributed toward color in all six issues of the magazine; 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, Maine, and even Germany 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 volunteer John Veevaert ran two online auctions to benefit the Color Fund. Our thanks to one and all.

Donors To The Color Fund

Cincinnati Mineral Society

Daniels, Frank

Dibble, Harold

Fender Natural Resources (Maryanne and John Fender)

Fisher, Jesse

Friends of Mineralogy

Gaber, Bruce, in memory of Catherine J. Gaber

Geffner, Paul

Houston Gem and Mineral Society in memory of Arthur E. Smith

Jackson, Gordon

King, Vandall T.

Kureczka, Joan

Lauf, Robert

Melanson, Frank

Menezes, Luiz

Micromounters of New England in memory of John W. Stewart

Mohr, Wendell C.

Morgan, William

North, Jerry

Rakovan, John

Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, in honor of Jane Cooke for her long-term service

Zinn, Martin


(John Veevaert, chairperson online auctions;

Terry Huizing, general chairperson, Jean DeMouthe, set-up chairperson, Tucson and Denver auctions)

AAA Minerals International

Access to Gems & Minerals

Adams, E and J

Adelaide Mining Company

Aerolite Meteorites

Africa Fossil

African Gems and Minerals

Agate Stop

Alternate Minerality

Amber by Jim Work

AM Import

Ancient Gold Jewelers

Anderson Fluorescent Minerals


Aradon, Pty.

Arizona Lapidary and Gem Rough

Arkenstone, The

Art Antique Museum

Artifacts, J. C.'s

Arzawa Mineralogical, Inc.

Atlantis Fossil Fish

Atomic Perfection

Attard's Minerals

Authentic African Art

Axinite PM

Baltic Amber Company

Bantsekov, Pavel


Baron, Scott, Associates

Beautiful Gems

Belakovskiy, Dmitriy

Bergmann, Mike, Minerals

Betty's Rock-N-Beads

Black Hills Institute of Geological Research

Black Star Trading Company

Blazer's Minerals

BlueCap Productions

Blue Chip Minerals

Bolivian Mineral Classics

Botha, Paul J.


Brazil Exports

Breithaupt, Brent H.

Bright Star Gemstones

Buckskin Booksellers

Burillo, Luis, Minerals

Burkard, Horst

Buslovich, Konstantin

Busse, Brian, Jr.

Butterflies by God

Cal Neva Mineral Company

Canada Fossils

Capetown Matrix Crystals

Capital Dazzle

Caracol Gems

Cardinal Minerals

Carina Rosner

Carved Opal & Obsidian

Casa de Lumbre

Cecil Collection

Clear Creek Academy

Clifford, Jan and Paul

Clos, Lynne M.

Coleman, Ron, Mining

Collector's Edge

Collector's Stope

Colorado Nuggets

Comet Meteorite Shop

Coogan Gold Company

Cory, Paul

Cornerstone Minerals

Costigan's Minerals West

Crawford, David M.

Creative Creations

Creative Gems

Crystal Circle

Crystal Classics

Crystal Creations

Crystal Habit

Crystal Mine

Crystal Palace

Crystal Springs Mining & Jewelry Company

Crystal Universe

Crystals Unlimited

Custom Paleo

Daggett's Jewelry & Stoneworks

Dallasvuyaoma Designs

D & J Rare Gems

D & M Rock & Gem

D & R Jewelry

Dameron, Bill and Diana

Dan's Used Rocks

Davidson, Brendan M., Jewelry Design

D.A.W. Trading Company

Dayvault, Richard

De Natura

Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Dholakia, Anil B.

Diamond Pacific Tool Corporation

Diaz Gold & Silver Jewelry

DiWolf (Diana and Wolfgang Mueller)

Dixie Euhedrals

Doost Gems

Double-K Enterprises

Douglass Minerals

Down to Earth Minerals & Jewelry

Dragon Minerals

Due South Minerals

Dulla, Joan, Designs

Earth Science International

Earth's Memory

Earth's Past

Earth's Treasures


Elite Design Jewelry

Elizabeth's Cottage by the Sea

El-Mar Enterprises

Evergreen Exports

Evert, Janice, Opals

Fabre Minerals

Fantastic Stones & Associates

Farmer, Michael, Meteorites

Fender Natural Resources

Fenn's Gems & Minerals

Fernandez, Luis Miguel, Jewelry

Fine Minerals International

Fine Mineral Specimens

Fisher, Jesse

Five Lions Gems

Flagstaff Traders

Flat Iron Mineral Club

Fort Drum Crystal Mine

Fossil News

Fossilien Galerie

Foster, Michele, Designs

Freeland, David R., Jr.

Freeland's Jewelry

Fun with Rocks

Gardner, Bill

Gaea Minerals

Gargoti Mineral Museum

Garsow, John E., Gems & Minerals

Gathering of Gallery Spirits

Gem Center USA

Gem Guides Book Company

Gem Montana

Gem Trader

Gemas, N. O.

Gems of Elegance

Gemstone Connection

Gemstones from Zimbabwe

Geodite Minerals




Geonic Mineral Collection

Gibbs, Ron

Ginkgo German Salazar D. Import-Export

Gem Shop

Gold Nugget Exports

Gonzales, Sandra

Gordian, Tony, Collection

Görlich, Martin

Graeber, Cal

Graeber, Kerith

Great Basin Minerals

Green Mountain Minerals

Grenville Minerals

Guilin DeTian Geological Museum

Gurin, Lou

Hands of Spirit Gallery

Harmon's Agate & Silver

Hawaiian Jewelry Plus


Haynes, Patrick

Hayward, Bill

Head Lands

Hearts of Angels

Heirloom Enterprises


Henley, Chuck, Custom Jewelry

Hicks, Tim, Gemstone Arts

High Desert Gems & Minerals

Hilary Silver and Gold Jewelry

Himalaya Quartz

Himes, Leonard

Hlava, Paul

Hopkins Opals

House of Williams

Howell's, Greg, Quality Gems

Hussain, Syed Iftikhar

Hutchinson, William

Hyrsl, Jaroslav

IC Minerals


In A Flash

Indus Valley Commerce

Infinity Trading

Ingeborgs, Stenar

Inland Lapidary Equipment & Supplies

Inner Earth

Inside Passage Arts

Institute for High Pressure Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Iteco: Paul and Kelli Cory

Jacobson, Mark I.

J & J Gemstones

J & R Jewelry


JBF Minerals

Jeanne's Rock & Jewelry

Jewelry Artisans

Jewel Tunnel Imports

J J & L Rocks & Minerals

J. K. Stone Company

Johnson Brothers

J. P. International

Jones, Evan, Minerals

JPS Enterprises (J. Paul Staber)

K & K International

K & M Enterprises

Karma Minerals

Kelley, Adam

Kendall Minerals

Keweenaw Gem & Gift

Khalid Moroccan Fossils and Minerals

Khyber Mineral Company

Kilian Collection

Koch, John, Woodworking

Komodo Dragon


La Casa de Cobre

La Combe's

La Concha

Labenne Meteorites

L & TM Squared

Larbi Import

Larimar USA

Ledford, Terry

Lehigh Minerals

Lexcel Minerals

Lo Rador Gem House

Love Harmony, Inc.

Low Country Geologic

Magic Stone

Majestic Minerals

Malachite & Gems of Africa

M & W Minerals

Maslansky, Steve and Carol

Matrix India

Matthews, Veronica, Minerals

Maurer, Peter

McCullough Fossils

McLaughlin, Dehne

McMahan, Pat

McNeil's Minerals

Medici, Jay

Medici, John, Collection

Megaw, Peter

Menezes, Luiz, Minerals

Merk, Howard

Merk's Jade

Meteor Hall

Middle Earth Minerals

Milani, Bruno

Millan Marketing Company

Mile High Mineral Cleaning Lab

Mine Invest

Mineral Cabinet

Mineral Classics

Mineral Exploration Service

Mineral Mania 96

Mineral Masterpiece

Mineral of the Month Club

Mineral Search

Mineral Up

Mineralien and Fossilien Galerie

Mineralien Zentrum

Mineralogical Almanac

Mineralogical Association of Canada

Mineralogical Record

Minerals of Arizona

Minerals Sarai

Mineral Treasure—Madagascar Gemstones

Miner's Gems & Minerals

Miner's Lunchbox

Modreski, Peter

Mohmand Gems & Jewelery

Montana Gem

Moore, Lorena Babcock

Morgan Trinkets

Mo's Meteorites

Mountain Minerals International

Mount Antero, LLC

Moussa Minerals and Fossils

Mt. Royal Gems

Mueller, Wolfgang

Munich Show

Murph's Petrified Wood

Nagin, Thomas

Naja, The

Natural Creations

Nature's Gallery

Newman, Renée


Nooriston Crystal Hunter

North Star Minerals

Nowakowski, Robert

O. B. Rocks & Minerals

Oceanview Mines

Oconee Minerals

O'Dark 30 Boyz Mining

O. G. Doost Gems

OHCK Natural Hawaiian Jewelry

Olin Minerals

Olmstead, Rick

Olschewsky, Rolf G.

Olson, Donald K., and Associates

One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

Onyx & Antler

Opal Zone (Richard Eddy)

Orca Gems

Originals by C. Sues

Ospina, Henry

PAK Designs

Paleo Facts


Paleo Tools

P.A.M. Originals

Paradox Gem Mining

Patagonia Minerals

Peach State Gem & Mineral Company

Peak Valley Gems and Minerals

Penrod, Dale and Debbie

Perner, Thomas

Perry, Steve, Gems & Minerals

Petaca Fine Minerals

Petrov, Alfredo


Pikes Peak Rock Shop

Pinncle 5 Minerals

Piritas de Navajun

Planet Earth Opals

P. M. Customs

Rogue Gems

Polk, Randy, Designs

Polychrom Minerals

Ponomarenko, Victor

Porte de Sahara

Porter Minerals International

Powell, Sheila

Praszkier, Tomasz

Prentiss and Campbell

Prospector's Choice

PRS Jewelry

PZ (Pat Zieche)

Queit, Clive B.

RAJ Minerals

Ramos Minerals

Rapp with Wood

Rare Earth Trading Company

RayCyn Minerals

Red Beryl Company

Red Rox Lapidary

Richard's Rock Ranch

R. J. B. Rock Shop

Rock Art

Rock Biz

Rock Logic

Rocks of Ages


Rocks and Relics

Rock Solid Jade

Rocks to Gems

Rogers, Mark

Rogue Gems

Rosati, Jeanne

Rossner, Carina, Organics

Russian Demantoid

Russian Minerals Company

Sacred Earth

Sacred Grove Collection

Saga Minerals

Salazar, Orlando

S & J's Fine Jewelry

S and S Gold & Diamond

Schöler, Armin

Scovil, Jeff

Sea Treasures

Seibel Minerals

Self-a-Ware Minerals

Shell Pendant

Showcase Display

Silverton Homes

Sister Stones

S. J. Gemstones

Skublov, Gennadiy

Something New

Sonsthagen, Morgan

South Dakota Ammonites

Speer, Alexander

Stardust Gallery

Stenar, Ingeborgs

Sterling Silver from Taxco

Stevens, George, Minerals

Stone Crystals



Sue's Creations

Sunnywood Collection

Superb Minerals

Syed Trading Company

Sztacho, Petr

Taiya River Jewelry

Tanita Corporation of America

Taking Form Jade Studio

T. Gem Corporation

Throwin' Stones

T. M. Limited

Top Shelf Minerals

Treasured Pebbles

Triebold Paleontology

Trinity Minerals

Tsavorite USA

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society

UK Mining Ventures

Ulrich's Fossil Gallery

Uncarved Block

Unique Gems & Lapidary Art

Universal Jewelry

Urals Mineral Museum

UV Systems

Vance Gems

Vanek, Marcel


Visions of Gold

Von Ander & Cook

Ward, Charles B., Fluorescent Minerals

Warfield Fossils

Way Too Cool

Weinrich Minerals

Well-Arranged Molecules

Wendel Minerals

Wendy Lau Designs

Wendy's Minerals

West Coast Mining

West Desert Collectors

Western Minerals

Wilda, Fred: Nature's Finest Creations

Wild West Rock & Jewelry Company

Witherspoon, Tom, Fossils

Witters, George, Minerals

Wolf Fossilien-Galerie

Wolfe, Tom, Minerals

Wood, Bruce, Minerals

Woodward, Mike, Photography

Wright's Rock Shop

Xtal—Dennis Beals Minerals

Yongs Ethiopian Opal

Zeb Mineralien-Afghanistan

Zinn Expositions

Zinn, Martin

Shows Providing Space

Augusta, Maine (symposium)

Cincinnati, Ohio

Denver, Colorado

Detroit, Michigan

Lwówek Ślaski, Poland (Mindat Conference)

Munich, Germany

Rochester, New York (symposium)

Springfield, Massachusetts (East Coast Show)

Tucson, Arizona

Westward Look (Tucson)

Martin Zinn Expositions

Show & Auction Volunteers

Besse, William

Carlsen, Rose and Ken

Cheshko, Ludmila

Clifford, Jan and Paul

Cook, Anne

DeMouthe, Jean

Domitrovic, Anna

Epstien, Barb

Eveleth, Bob

Gray, Julian

Jacobson, Mark

Landgraf, Barbara and Robert

Liebetrau, Sue and Al

Lueth, Virgil

Mueller, Diana and Wolfgang

Muntyan, Barbara

Newman, Jamie

Pellar, Ron

Precht, Harris

Rakovan, John

Richardson, Ann

Severance, Bill

Sky, Barbara

Speer, Alex

Taylor, John

Thompson, Kaye and Jack

Veevaert, John

Von Bargen, David

Weinberger, Carolyn and Steve

Transportion & Storage

Basbagill, Maggie

Besse, William

Burchard, Karin and Ulrich

Kuennemeier, Jane and Paul

Mueller, Diana and Wolfgang

Ottens, Ingrid and Burt

Precht, Harris

Thompson, Louise and Woodrow

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