Welcome to the Previously Rockhounding Podcast where we explore the world of rockhounding and lapidary from the ye olden days of the 1970s and 1980s through the lens of vintage issues of Rock & Gem magazine.

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Episode 13: December 1977
December means it’s time for another Christmas issue! This issue is complete with ads disguised as a gift guide, a heartwarming Christmas story, and tales of Christmas gift procrastination! We also learn about a very interesting mineral collector’s collection, rockhounding locations in California and Montana, and too many mediocre lapidary how-tos!

Episode 12: June 1977
In this issue Rock & Gem’s field trip reporters are working overtime with reports from all over the US, including Florida, Texas, Wyoming and more! We also talk about the intricacies of providing rock identification services, and a creative casting technique that is still popular today (although it has been slightly updated).

Episode 11: April 1977
It’s here: the 1977 Rock & Lapidary Guidebook issue! This issue does not disappoint with a couple of article hitting very close to home, including the field trip writing guide that we’d like to give to all rockhounding authors everywhere. We also see a variety of upscale ads, some which seems like great deals and some much less so.