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Posting your own pictures on
the McRocksNet Message
Board is fun and easy.


CLICK HERE FOR PICTURE POSTING TUTORIAL
 


Wayne Brantley's guide
to making rockhounding
sifting screens!

CLICK HERE FOR
SIFTING SCREEN PAGE
 


Wayne Brantley's tutorial
for navigation and mapping!


CLICK HERE FOR TUTORIAL
 


Junesse Farley's basic
pendant wirewrapping lesson.


CLICK HERE FOR
WIREWRAPPING LESSON

 


Mineral
Identification
Key II

Alan Plante, Donald Peck
& David Von Bargen

CLICK HERE FOR KEY
 


Freeform Cabbing Tutorial
By Dan Kelly @ www.dbrockwerks.com


CLICK HERE FOR CABBING TUTORIAL

 


Cabochon Sanding System
Quick and Easy
By Sandy Brandl @ www.fromtherockroom.com


CLICK HERE FOR
CAB SANDING SYSTEM

 


Vibrating Flat Lap Instructions
By Dan Kelly @ www.dbrockwerks.com


CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS

 


Rotary versus Vibrating Tumblers
By Tom Kuzia


CLICK HERE FOR ROTARY VS.
VIBRATING ROCK POLISHING


US & State Geological Surveys


CLICK HERE FOR LINKS

 


Advice to New Rockhounds:
Learning How, Where
and Why to Collect


CLICK HERE FOR ADVICE

 


"There are Gems in Them Thar Mountains"
A rockhounding perspective
from Wayne and Patty Brantley


CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE

 


Keokuk Area Geode Collecting
- what, where and how
by Mike Streeter


CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

 


Docia Lenz's Basic
Gem Tree Tutorial


CLICK HERE FOR GEM TREE TUTORIAL
 


How to Make a Polished
Rock Handled Knife and
Driftwood Trout Display
By Tom Kuzia


CLICK HERE FOR DEMONSTRATION
 


The Art of Bonseki
By Herb Bastuscheck


CLICK HERE FOR DEMONSTRATION
 


How to use the USGS
Mineral Resources Data
System on Google Earth
By Mike Streeter


CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
 


Ultimate Beginners Guide
To Rock Tumbling
By Mark Orwig


CLICK HERE FOR GUIDE


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