Tag: Rock & Gem Magazine

The End of the Beginning

The End of the Beginning

In April, 2020, the exploration of The Carver Agate Field ended after approximately 12 years.  That was the beginning. The task has now turned to cutting, polishing and exploring the huge volume of The Carver rocks collected over the last 12 years.  This process has moved to the new ‘Carver’ headquarters being constructed at this time (see photos). Years of further exploratory work will be featured on TexasAmethystAgate.com.  During construction, however, there will be a delay extending into late fall.  Until then, I expect a major feature article  about The Carver Agate Field to appear soon in Rock and Gem Magazine.  This article, expected in the September issue, will be the ‘end of the beginning’ of the surface geological exploration of The Carver.   The article will be published here as soon as it has been published in Rock and Gem.  The article, co-authored with Midland geologist, Bill Halepeska, will reveal […]

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Yellow Agate Gemstone

Yellow Agate Gemstone

I wrote an article for Rock & Gem Magazine, August 2018, which you can check out here at the website, about yellow agates. The article describes in detail that the number of yellow agates found on a very small portion of The Carver was a geological oddity. Pictured here is one of The Carver yellow agates, handcrafted into a gemstone suitable for setting. Yellow agates within the world and family of agates are quite uncommon and yellow agates in jewelry are even more rare.  Enjoy.  

NEW Article in Rock and Gem Magazine, August 2018

NEW Article in Rock and Gem Magazine, August 2018

As promised, here is the article, just published in the August 2018 edition of Rock and Gem Magazine, entitled “The Unicorn Scepter and Yellow Agates.” Click on the magazine scans below to check it out!

CITRINE SCEPTER AND YELLOW AGATES from ‘The Carver’ featured in Rock & Gem, August 2018

CITRINE SCEPTER AND YELLOW AGATES from ‘The Carver’ featured in Rock & Gem, August 2018

The August 2018 edition of Rock & Gem Magazine will feature an article and photos by me entitled “The Unicorn Scepter and Yellow Agates.” In September I will publish this article here at the website. The photos referred to and utilized in the article can be seen and enlarged here in this posting. These photos show the citrine scepter and the incredible diversity of the yellow agates which are featured in the Rock & Gem article. Some featured images: Slideshow of images included in the Rock & Gem article

“Carver Find” Article in Rock & Gem Magazine

“Carver Find” Article in Rock & Gem Magazine

Here is the in-depth article in vol. 47, issue #8 (August 2017) of Rock and Gem Magazine that I mentioned in a previous posting. It’s pretty exciting to get this kind of recognition for the “Carver Find.” Click on each article page image to view a larger version for easier reading. And please let me know what you think in the Comments Section. Thanks.

Rock & Gem Magazine!

Rock & Gem Magazine!

In their August 2017 issue, Rock & Gem Magazine will be running an in-depth article, which I have authored, about ‘the Carver’ agate field. I hope that you take a look at it and let me know what you think. I will be posting the article here at the website later this summer if you do not subscribe to Rock & Gem Magazine. A little about Rock & Gem Magazine: Since 1971, Rock & Gem has been the leading magazine for the lapidary and mineral hobbyist. Not a trade journal and not a scientific dissertation, it speaks to the average rockhound, providing just the right blend of entertainment and satisfying information. Armchair hobbyists and diehard diggers alike will find something to enjoy in each issue. Lifetime hobbyist and Carnegie Award winner Bob Jones heads up a group of experienced and knowledgeable contributors. Bob’s lighthearted style brings readability to in-depth articles on […]

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