Munich Show 2020 - Cancelled

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Sadley Europes' well known Crystal, Mineral, Gem & Fossil show has been cancelled this year die to the Covid-19 situation, for more information, exhibitors offered a discount to roll over bookings to 2021

news - issue 67

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how close will it be?

Worth noting in your diary that on Oct 12 2017 asteroid 2012 TC4 is thought to be pass by the earth extremely close...

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Dinosaur TV

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Are you following the dinosaur season on BBC1

September 14th 2011 Fossil hunting on ITV Calendar

general news issue 60

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general news from issue 60

how clever
Dr Ellery Frahm from the University of Sheffield has continued with research from the mid sixties of chemically matching obsidian from early tools to specific volcanoes. Later work now developed using magnetic analysis is able to pin point the source of obsidian to within metres of it's origin. This development enables researchers to understand early human movement and exact quarry locations.

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metaphysical news - issue 67

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Natural citrine points and formations from the Congo (Africa) often referred to as cathedral citrine due to the clustering of points are now being sold under the name of ‘kundalini citrine’ other quartzes from the Congo have also been prefixd with kundalini.


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GIA Open day 2011

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GIA open day(afternoon) Friday 10th June from 12pm-6pm

crystal mineral news issue 62

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UNESCO recognition
Its official the Sesia-Val Grande Geopark is now recognised by UNESCO, at its centre one of the largest fossils you'll find, a super volcano fossil no less from 282 million years ago, luckily for researchers the innards of the volcano was pushed up during the collision of Europe with Africa enabling a more scientific examination of the normally hidden plumbing of a super volcano.

National Museum of Wales geologists have been studying the bluestones at Stonehenge to determine their origin. Analysis has suggested that the bluestones are from Carn Goedog a mile away in the Preseli hills from what has originally be thought to be the source in Carn Meini. Perhaps archaeological researchers will now be able to find evidence of the Stonehenge quarry they've been searching for the last few years...

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Gems TV on ITV

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On 2/9/14 you could see a documentary (or possibly an advertorial) giving a brief insight into the daily operation of Gems TV if you missed out you can watch it on catchup.

Highlights were the creation of a new name for spessartite garnet to make it more customer friendly and the admonishment of a potential sales presenter for sounding like a salesmen.

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Enough Tazanite for 100 years

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Tanzanite in the news again, as with many minerals, stories spread regarding the lack of supply and availability often in order to sustain pricing, however the current news is that Tanzanite will be around for another 100 years.

crystals forcast erruptions!

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Volcanologists are convinced that indicators are present in mineral growth which could predict a possible eruption, studying a crystals tiny growth layers can show pressure and temperature changes during formation when compared to previous known crystals of the area.

The New Doctor Who is a Fan of Amber?

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Jewellery Designer Kate Dumbleton creates ring for Doctor Who at the request of the BBC, you can see Doctors Whos' green amber ring here.

Tanzanite Production

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TazaniteOne declared production for Q1 2011 at 609 737 cts up 46745ct on the previous year. No doubt boosted by the 12100ct(2.42kg) massive single rough crystal piece, currently the 3rd largest found. The company is also actively setting up a  Tsavorite operation.

pure talc

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French researchers have managed to use hydrothermal synthesis to create synthetic talc, with consistent purity and size with an added
Hydrophilic quality new uses for humble talc could be available, along with less reliance on natural resources.

Katy Perry tries Crystal Healing

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Kay Perry has been been using crystal healing for her well-being as recommended by buddy Madonna.

REE’s

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REE’s or rare earth elements are critical for technology but they may not be particularly rare but are difficult to find in quantities viable to mine, researchers are compiling REE spectral database so they will be able to recognise these elements from aircraft and satellite data, in particular the planned German EnMAP mapping satellite project.

Flawless 'The Blue' Diamond Sale at Christies

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The largest flawless natural blue diamond (13.22ct) was recently sold at Christies for in excess of $24.2 million(and change)

Royal Mint Collectable

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March 2011 -The Royal Mint also produces commemorative and collectable coins and this years favourites we presume will be The Royal Wedding and 2012 Olympics. Last years rise in sales was due in part to a new Olympic 50 pence piece and a Royal Engagement coin...

opal meteorite

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Recently the 2nd example of opal found in a meteorite was discovered, the evidence bearing meterorite was found in the Antarctic, the opal may have formed after its asteroid was probably bombarded by other ice bearing space traffic!

The Treasure Hunters

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More TV this time BBC the treasure hunters

last week included diamonds, pearls, fossils & opals, with some non minerals treasures thrown in, next time amber is featured.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b040v3sw

We buy Gold and Silver

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Tempted by all the adverts for selling your 'old gold', well you may have noticed a little drop in price (at the time of print), however the overall trend seems skyward, don't overlook the value of silver as well...this February saw the highest price since 1980.

solar power

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US researchers have developed a technique with perovskite crystals which has increased solar cell conversion efficiency by 300%, the key was to allow a clear path for the electrons to flow down the layer unobstructed. This creates huge potential for future solar cells and opto electronic devices.
Perovskite was first discovered in 1839 in Russia and was named after Lev Perovski

Game of Stones

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Yet another 'drama documentary' with rocks this time hunting for gemstone rough on the Discovery Channel Thursday 22:00

Rough Diamond Prices

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January 2011 - With the economic concerns over the last couple of years mining of rough diamonds was scaled back, however sales picked up last year, as retailers stocks were low this surge in demand has now pushed up prices by over a third!

70 issues of the printed rockngem magazine 1997-2016

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from rock n gem magazine issue 70

At a glance you can see how the rockngem magazine has evolved from, switching focus to the online edition is another step & challenge but will enable instant access to the latest news & articles.

Interestingly our all time bestseller was issue 51 from 2011 possibly due to the amazing multi million dollar rhodocrosite specimen on the cover pictured during a trip to the Tucson mineral shows.

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Rock Gem 'n' Bead Show in York Cancelled

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Rock n Gem Ltd have announced that the the October 2014 York Racecourse show has been cancelled.

Old Meteorite Diamonds

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February 2010 An 'old' meteorite that fell to earth in 1971 was taken for cutting and polishing and it was found to contain a 'harder' type of diamonds created during it's impact from graphite already present, similar to how diamonds are synthesised today.

Massive Bosnian Stone Sphere

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An Archaeologist who's been studying stone spheres for 15yrs suggests that this latest example could be the work of ancient civilisations whilst other experts say it's probable a huge natural concretion. for pic and further info

Fossils On TV

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On BBC4 Tuesday 11/3/14 Professor Richard Fortey presents the Fossil Wonderland series, the first episode is entitles 'Weird Wonders'

8k Gem of Tanzania

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According to the FT the 'Gem of Tanzania' it's just been sold for £8,010 allegedly the optimistic purchaser believes that it could realise anyway between £200 000 and £2m when 'broken up'

 

Rock Gem 'n' Bead Shows

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2000 was the first Rock n Gem show I ever exhibited at, naive with a few boxes of freshly imported stock and a small cash tin empty albeit with a woefully small amount of change but keen to learn & sell. I was positioned near another relative newbie who was selling natural stone drilled beads. I could see a queue forming at the entrance and once the clock struck 10am to my amazement a wave of visitors surged through the building, they seemed to be striving towards their favoured exhibitors eye’s rapidly surveying all before them in case a purchase had to be made.

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Meteorite Frenzy in South Korea

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Allegedly the last found meteorite in South Korea was in 1943, since a recent shower on the 9th March a frenzy of meteorite hunter has entailed, the largest so far weighing it at 9kg. Already USA hunters are handing out business cards in an attempt to acquire some of the samples. However there's no provision in Korea law(currently) stating ownership rights.

Gem of Tanzania

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The 'Gem of Tazania' has hit the headlines again, an advertisement for it's sale will be in the Winter Issue, purchase here

metaphysical news - issue 69

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Having a bit of a revival recently is that often overlooked combination of amethyst with citrine - ametrine, for clearing negativity and connecting to our more spiritual being. Also on the buyers list is a particular favourite possibly reminiscent of a childhood sweet - mangano calcite, the beautiful powder pink stone from Peru often referred to as a higher heart centre stone, one for forgiveness and helping with valuing ourselves.

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Asteroids on TV

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Did you catch the Horizon episode this week, The good the bad and the ugly "asteroids are the fossils of space", might be a rerun but worth a viewing.

Remnants that didn't quite make a planet? New resources for man to plunder? A piece of remarkable history?

Founder of the Green garnet

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Founder of the Green garnet - Tsavorite was killed by a mob in Kenya last month(August 09), Campbell Bridges was also involved in the discovery of the much publicsed blue variation of zoisite named Tanzanite.

news - issue 69

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meteorite watching

Utilising the FSU National High Magnetic Field Laboratory to study the Gujba meteorite, researchers are convinced that it was formed as a
result of a collision between a large metallic body and planet. The planet though to be larger than the asteroid 4 Vesta (a large dweller within the asteroid belt) reinforcing the meteorites are ‘construction debris of the planets’ statement.

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New Look

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August 09 - The new look of the RocknGem Magazine is released, not only a cleaner appearance but also a wider range of content, including minerals, fossils, gemstones, crystals, uses in modern and ancient times, gemstone and bead jewellery making. A resource for everything Rock n Gem.

Meteorite Lights Up Sky over Scotland

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March started with a rumble and double flash of light in the evening sky around teatime for many people living in Scotland, the BBC has clips and more info regarding the potential 10cm space rock.

Gem n Bead Shows

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After 2013 the Gem n Bead shows will be combined with the Rock n Gem shows under the banner of Rock Gem n Bead for details visit the companies website.

matching obsidian to specific volcanoes - how clever

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Dr Ellery Frahm from the  University of Sheffield has continued with research from the mid sixties of chemically matching obsidian from early tools to specific volcanoes. Later work now developed using magnetic analysis is able to pin point the source of obsidian to within metres of it's origin. This development enables researchers to understand early human movement and exact quarry locations.

Sam Smith 1st Crystal Collection

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"Either way thou, they are beautiful xx" Sam Smith announced on Instagram the purchase of his first crystals, including a quartz crystal ball..

1st Rock Gem n Bead Show 2014 Venue Flooded

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The Hop Farm has hosted the Rock Gem n Bead show for a number of years however heavy rains at the beginning of the year have caused considerable damage to the venue forcing a last minute change to the nearby Mascalls School.

general news issue 64

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general news issue 64

Remember the Popigai crater from 35 million years ago, or after a recent study now thought to be 33.7 million years ago which being one of the 10 largest impact sites known also suggests it could be linked to the Eocene extinction.
Apparently it was also a potential major diamond source, however due to it’s remoteness and synthesised industrial diamonds it may never be ‘exploited’ fully.


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Rock Gem 'n' Bead Shows Sold

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19/9/15 Keith & Carole owners of the Rock Gem 'n' Bead shows announce retirement and sale of the company(Rock and Gem Limited)

Retirement & Sale of the Company “Rock and Gem Limited”

 

"2015 will be the 8th year that we have been running the Rock and Gem shows and we have loved every minute of it – it is hard work but very satisfying. We like to think that we are a large travelling family and we have made a lot of friends.

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Saving for a fossil

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Been saving up for a fossil, perhaps a dinosaur fossil, well here's your chance a near complete diplodiocos is up for auction at Summer Place Auctions just remember it's about 17m long!

Shows & Events

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A list of shows supplied by organisers, contact us to add your event, even better advertise in the magazine to reach your target audience.

Rock Gem n Bead Shows & Gem n Bead shows (formerly Rock n Gem) everything natural crystal, mineral, fossil, gemstone, and mineral beads numerous events throughout the year. Combined with Gem 'n' Bead shows - crystal, mineral, fossil, gemstone, and mineral beads and every type of material bead including organic, synthetic, glass etc numerous events throughout the year often combined with the Rock Gem n Bead Shows

Munich Mineral Show One of the largest mainland Europe Events held at the end of October

Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society Show Annual November event

Euro Mineral Euro Gem Annual June event held in France

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society Show Held Annually at the end of the Tucson show month in February

news - issue 68

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Asteroid watching
Asteroid watching may have been given a boost as astronomers are testing a ‘digital shifting’ techniques on short snapshot exposures of the sky, the outcome could provide images of asteroids 10x fainter than current techniques.

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Gold Rush May 2012

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Gold Rush is back on the Discovery Channel from the 8th May 2012

dinosaur eggshells

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In June 1997 it was announced that the first dinosaur eggshells ever to be found in the British Isles had been unearthed in Dorset. Excavations also revealed a tiny limb bone, possible from a dinosaur embryo or hatchling.


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The eggshell and bone dated from the Cretaceous period, around 140 million years ago.

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From issue 2, purchase print copy below:

metaphysical news - issue 68

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Using crystals in the home for Feng Shui and grids seems to have resurged along with crystal elixirs(care should be taken with preparation).


Shopping: Popular crystals at the moment are selenite, chlorite quartz, amethyst and clear quartz. Also beauty and home care products infused with crystals.
If you’re looking for natural stones avoid ‘glow in the dark quartz’ asian (cats eye)quartz & resin amethyst geodes!

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To see a list of mineral, crystal, gemstone, fossil shows/events both UK and worldwide visit our show page, if you organise or know of a show please get in touch to list it here.

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