JUNE 2024

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“Simply Red”
by Peter Rosewarne


“The Perils of “Silver Pick” Collecting”
by Peter Rosewarne


A Book Review


POLISHING PROBLEMS, PATIENCE, AND SUNLIGHT
by JW


A Curiosity


MAY 2024

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“Colourless Characters”
by Peter Rosewarne


“Gangue Minerals”
by Peter Rosewarne


FACETING A THIRD CERUSSITE ... WARTS AND ALL
by Duncan Miller


A Curiosity


APRIL 2024

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Blue Lace Agate News


“Back in Black”
by Peter Rosewarne


The Sources of Colour in Minerals
by Peter Rosewarne


An Easter Curiosity

MARCH 2024

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Letters to the Editor


Igneous Activity, Mineral Deposits and Groundwater: Is There a Connection?
by Peter Rosewarne


In the Pink!
by Peter Rosewarne


Curiosity - Opal Pineapples


JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2024

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The Club’s Field Trip to the Hout Bay Manganese Mines
by Prodromos Nikolaidis


Why?
by Peter Rosewarne


Faceting a large Spodumene
by Duncan Miller


Curiosity - Libyan Desert Glass

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DECEMBER 2023

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Famous Mineral-Specimen Producing Regions of the World, Part 4, Morocco
by Peter Rosewarne


meteoric Curiosity


NOVEMBER 2023

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Famous Mineral-Specimen Producing Regions of the World, Part 3, Pakistan
by Peter Rosewarne


Curiosity in need of identification


OCTOBER 2023

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Horror Stories: From Graven Images to the Real Thing
by Peter Rosewarne


Famous Mineral-Specimen Producing Regions of the World, Part 2, Mexico
by Peter Rosewarne


A worm-like Curiosity


Weird electron microscopy photos to identifY
BY Lesley Andrews


SEPTEMBER 2023

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Famous Mineral-Specimen Producing Regions of the World - Part 1: Afghanistan
by Peter Rosewarne


Another Curiosity


AUGUST 2023

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Desert Roses from Port Nolloth, Northern Cape, South Africa
by Gisela Hinder, Rosh Pinah Geo Center, Namibia


Rutile: A Mineral of Many Habits
by Peter Rosewarne


Another Curiosity


JULY 2023

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Artisanal Gold mining in Zimbabwe
by Peter Rosewarne


One Million US Dollars’ Worth of Mineral Specimens
by Peter Rosewarne


Another Curiosity


JUNE 2023

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Gemboree, Augrabies, 2023
by JD


The Most Famous Mineral Finds of all Time: Part 2
by Peter Rosewarne


Another Curiosity


Several Ways to make a Sphere

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MAY 2023

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Letters to the Editor


The Most Famous Mineral Finds of all Time: Part I
by Peter Rosewarne


A Geological Curiosity


Freshly Faceted Kunzite


The Billy Millen Legacy



APRIL 2023

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Letters to the Editor


Minerals and War
by Peter Rosewarne


"Another Curiosity"


"Some Lapidary stuff"



MARCH 2023

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The Feldspathoids
by Peter Rosewarne


An unusual Curiosity


"Time is an Abyss"

by Duncan Miller



FEBRUARY 2023

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Our 60th Anniversary party


“What’s in a Name? Celebrity and Other Mineral Specimen Names”
by Peter Rosewarne


An unusual Curiosity
by Peter Rosewarne


Some Facetips news

by Duncan Miller



DECEMBER 2022

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Cape Town Gem & Mineral Club's 60th Anniversary and other interesting numbers
by Peter Rosewarne


From the Cabinet of Curiosities


Investigating Moldavite

by Duncan Miller


NOVEMBER 2022

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Agatized Coral Geodes


The Crystal Singles Club
by Peter Rosewarne


A Costly Curiosity


OCTOBER 2022

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Beryl – A Gem of a Colourful Mineral
by Peter Rosewarne


October Curiosity - Smithsonite


Open Day Agate find


The Mechanism of Diamond Grinding
by Duncan Miller


SEPTEMBER 2022

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Great Balls of Fire
by Peter Rosewarne


Lithium

by Peter Rosewarne


and another Curiosity - Sand
by Peter Rosewarne



AUGUST 2022

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An Alluvial Diamond Mine on the Orange River
by Peter Rosewarne


Minerals in Art II
by Peter Rosewarne


The Afghan Girl
by Jo Wicht


and Nambulite in the Cabinet of Curiosities


JULY 2022

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Postscript to the Uranium Article of March 2022
by Peter Rosewarne


Minerals in Art
by Peter Rosewarne


The Rocks of Yzerfontein
by Duncan Miller


Another Curiosity


JUNE 2022

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An Iconic Mineral of the Ukraine: Gemmy Heliodor Beryl
by Peter Rosewarne


Rocks, Mines, Minerals and Gems on Postage Stamps
by Peter Rosewarne


Faceting the Softies
by Duncan Miller


Another Curiosity



MAY 2022

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Colourful Botryoidal Minerals Revisited 
by Peter Rosewarne


Stalactitic Malachite from the Cabinet of Curiosities


Facetips - List of Small Items for Faceting


Brukkaros Mountain and Tses Barite Prospect
by Gisela Hinder



APRIL 2022

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Did you know that Africa is sitting on a large blob in the mantle?
by Peter Rosewarne


Uranium: From Colourful Secondary Minerals to Yellow Cake and from Reactors to Weapons
by Peter Rosewarne


This month's curiosity is a Heřmanov Sphere


Sphere making in the club workshop


Facet Cutting Laps
by Duncan Miller


Faceting another softy - Barite. This one was hard!
by Duncan Miller


MARCH 2022

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Are there any other blue agate deposits in southern Namibia?
by Jo Wicht

This month's Curiosity is a Sonoran Sunrise


Annette Taylor’s treasure from the 2021 FOSAGAMS Tour

Worked lapidary material from the FOSAGAMS Tour
by Malcolm Jackson

Faceting in the 21st Century – an equipment guide for beginners
by Duncan Miller

FEBRUARY 2022

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From 0 to 5 762 and Counting: Where Did All These Minerals Come From?
by Peter Rosewarne

A Curiosity from du Toits Kloof

FaceTips for wishful faceters
by Duncan Miller


DECEMBER 2021
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Season’s Greetings with a mineralogical theme
by Peter Rosewarne

From the Cabinet of Curiosities

FaceTips, something very unusual: Enstatite
by Duncan Miller


NOVEMBER 2021
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Rockhounding the Trethewey Way in North West Canada
by Bruce Trethewey

“It’s a Kind of Magic”: From Drab Hand Specimen to a Rainbow Thin Section
by Peter Rosewarne

From the Cabinet of Curiosities

Tracy, the Intrepid Tripper by Tracy Hannath

OCTOBER 2021
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Blue chalcedony pseudomorphs from Ysterputs, southern Namibia 
by Jo Wicht and Duncan Miller

From the Cabinet of Curiosities

FACETIPS - If you are looking for a trilliant design for a 64 Index, try this….
by Duncan Miller

SEPTEMBER 2021
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The re-emergence of some Jan Coetzees Orange River quartzes

Riemvasmaak - resurrected from ashes
by Duncan Miller

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL MONUMENTS WITH A GEOLOGICAL THEME
by Peter Rosewarne

AUGUST 2021
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JOURNEYS IN PEGMATITE PARADISE
by Duncan Miller

PHOTOGRAPHING MINERALS IN STEREO
by Duncan Miller

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