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Tips on collecting and displaying rocks.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1964 (v.54#11) pg. 75

How to start a rock collection.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1972 (v.62#3) pg. 44

Rock collecting. How to get started. Do's and don'ts of rock collecting.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1994 (v.84#11) pg. 42

A guide to the equipment a beginner needs for a rockhound field trip.
GEMS & MINERALS #497 Mar 1979 pg. 6

How to build a cabochon collection. Includes information on setting up an index and cross reference system and a compact storage arrangement.
GEMS & MINERALS #498 Apr 1979 pg. 52

Tips on where in a stream to hunt for gemstones.
GEMS & MINERALS #500 Jun 1979 pg. 22

Tips for collecting gemstones in the Badlands of South Dakota.
GEMS & MINERALS #501 Jul 1979 pg. 14

Build a portable viewing box for fluorescent minerals.
GEMS & MINERALS #510 Apr 1980 pg. 48

A look at the tools needed to take a sample of large outcropping of rock.
GEMS & MINERALS #512 Jun 1980 pg. 58

A guide to getting started in gem collecting.
GEMS & MINERALS #515 Sep 1980 pg. 34

How to find mineral and gemstone deposits.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #522 Apr 1981 pg. 32

Make hobbies pay their way. Tips on equipment and techniques used in panning for gold and gems.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #544 Feb 1983 pg. 34

Build this "gem cart" to carry a dredge and sluice box. Built from bicycle wheels and forks.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #558 Apr 1984 pg. 55

Tip: Clean copper specimens with white vinegar and salt.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #561 Jul 1984 pg. 39

Equipment for field collectors. How to make collecting outings more convenient and safer.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #565 Nov 1984 pg. 55

Secrets of a gold/gem prospector.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #567 Jan 1985 pg. 58

How to plan a rock hunting field trip.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #568 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 38

Tip: Use trisodium phosphate (TSP) to clean brown debris from crystals.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #576 Nov 1985 pg. 54

Hunting gems for profit. Tips include the use of a gem separator, gem shaker, and a light box to speed up the process.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #580 Mar 1986 pg. 40

Tips for field trips. Tips on clothing and equipment to take.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1978 (v.31#11) pg. 2386

Thomsonites and Thomsonite removal. Tips on removing thomsonite embedded in basalt.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1978 (v.32#5) pg. 1106

Collecting Minerals, a Handbook for the Enthusiast", by Bill Ince. Selections reprinted. Part 1. Our Rocky Planet.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1979 (v.32#10) pg. 2186

How one rockhound hunts with a mechanical gem shaker. Includes tips on building one.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1979 (v.32#10) pg. 2282

Collecting Minerals, a Handbook..." Part 2. Tools & techniques.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1979 (v.32#11) pg. 2370

Collecting Minerals, a Handbook..." Part 3. What to wear to the dig-in.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1979 (v.32#12) pg. 2576

Rock hunting techniques.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1979 (v.32#12) pg. 2596

Where to prospect this summer. A guide to publications and other sources of informations and tips on what a beginner should take along. Includes a list of some things to look for in each state of the U.S.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1979 (v.33#3) pg. 718

Mining the Montana sapphire. A collector's guide to five mines. Includes information on preparation for mining and procedures.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1979 (v.33#4) pg. 952

A gem seperater you can build to seperate the stones from the overburden, lay them out evenly and classify them in three general sizes.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1979 (v.33#8) pg. 1760

A safety guide for lapidary and gem hobbyists. Part 1. Travel and outdoor safety hints.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.33#10) pg. 2224

Build a motor-driven shaker for gem recovering.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.33#10) pg. 2250

Tips for rockhounds that help conserve gasoline.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1980 (v.34#5) pg. 1076

The art of swapmanship. How to build a good collection by trading local materials for new varieties collected in other areas.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.34#8) pg. 1714

Your gem and mineral collection and you. Suggestions on what arrangements to make for disposal of your collection upon your death.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1981 (v.35#1) pg. 162

Make your own rock-collecting vest from demin or other heavy cloth. It features pockets on both front and back.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1983 (v.36#12) pg. 2028

Topographical maps. Tips for rockhounds on using "topo" maps to locate field trip sites.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1985 (v.39#5) pg. 34

Tip on cleaning specimens of pyrite.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1986 (v.39#10) pg. 70

Tip on cleaning quartz or amethyst crystals.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1986 (v.39#10) pg. 70

Searching old mine dumps. An intelligent approach to "mining" for the hobbyist. Some tips.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1988 (v.42#1) pg. 46

Leading a rockhounding trip. Some tips.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1988 (v.42#4) pg. 53

Beginning a mineral collection. Practical advice for the novice.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1988 (v.42#9) pg. 58

Preserving the collection. A detailed look at the right conditions for storing specific minerals.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1989 (v.43#1) pg. 65

Taking care in the field. What you should know about proper safety measures for rock-hunting field trips.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1990 (v.44#1) pg. 97

Tip on using a 10X loupe to examine gemstones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1990 (v.44#1) pg. 221

Get that pack off your back. Converting a 30 gallon plastic garbage container into a handy traveling pack equipped with wheels. Use it to tote your rock-hound supplies to the site and to carry out your finds. Includes a checklist of equipment to take when on a prospecting trip.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1990 (v.44#2) pg. 73

Tip on marking gem specimens using a spot of white color and black ink.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1990 (v.44#4) pg. 88

Gone rockin. Design for an upright, collapsible, lightweight rocker screen for use by rock collectors.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1992 (v.46#4) pg. 83

Making money on rocks. A look at the profits that can be made from rock collecting. Includes tips on markets for your rocks, how to become knowledgeable, and where to look for rocks.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #594 Nov 1977 (v.73) pg. 96

Triple-screen sorter for rockhounds. Disassembles for transporting into the field. Features three sizes of screening.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1968 (v.130#1) pg. 146