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July/August 2015: In This Issue

Spruce Ridge, King County, Washington: Evolution of a Great American Collecting Locality

“Fool's Gold.” Many prospectors have uttered those words in disgust, as the glittery substance they found was not what they sought..

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A Marriage of Science and Art: Creating Quartz Specimens in the Laboratory

Many mineral collectors dream of finding their own beautiful crystal clusters, and some of them actually become successful field collectors. Very few collectors contemplate growing their own crystals, but perhaps uniquely Vlad Klipov has been inspired to not only grow them but also to create custom-designed, collectible specimens.       

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