Jewelry and Precious Stones

  • How to Locate Geodes
    Geodes were formed six to eight million years ago and are spherical-shaped rocks that are typically hollow inside and always lined with crystals The most common mineral found ...
  • What Is Rosin-Core Solder?
    Rosin-core solder combines a metal alloy with a pitch-like organic compound; together, the substances melt easily and adhere well to copper and other metals, creating a ...
  • Gems of Alaska
    Much of Alaska is wild, cold and unforgiving terrain, but deep in this harsh landscape, incredible gemstones can be found From amethyst in the upland regions of Tok and ...
  • How to Spot Areas to Pan for Gold
    Gold maintains its value, making the search for raw gold well worth the effort for hobby gold-seekers The general rule in finding gold is this: Where it was found before it ...
  • List of Dark Blue Stones
    Dark blue stones are among the most rare and expensive stones in the world Deep blue hues have cultural connotations and attributes ranging from trust and loyalty to wisdom, ...
  • How to Search a Creek Bed for Indian Arrowheads
    Archeological artifacts are fascinating legacies from past cultures that can teach us about the practices and lifestyles of vanished peoples Although the term usually brings ...
  • What Gems Are Found in Minnesota?
    Much of Minnesota's nearly 87,000 square miles borders or includes water The northeastern part of the state lies along Lake Superior, while the state includes a phenomenal ...
  • How to Identify a Geode
    Geodes are one of the exciting secrets of nature: a round rock that looks ordinary until it is split open to reveal beautiful quartz crystals in a cavity within Because ...
  • How to Find Quartz Stones
    Quartz stone can be found in most geographical areas of the world Quartz is located on the earth’s crust and forms in cracks of sandstone, granite and other types of ...
  • Reasons Watches Stop Working
    Wrist watches are a common fashion accessory for both men and women However, watches often stop working for unexplainable reasons. At least the reasons appear to be ...
  • How to Find Agate Rocks
    Agates are found across the United States and in many other countries They are in the chalcedony family of cryptocrystalline quartz. These beautiful rocks come in every ...
  • How to Replace a Watch Face
    A watch face, commonly known as a dial, on a wrist or pocket watch can be replaced with the proper tools, although replacing it requires knowledge of the watch’s ...
  • Places to Pan Gold in California
    Gold Hunters can still find gold in some California lakes and rivers Prospectors must contact the California Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for permits or risk a fine.
  • Gems of Tennessee
    Tennessee is home to a range of gemstones, including the Tennessee freshwater pearl, which is the state gem Agate, the state mineral, is found is several locations in the ...
  • How to Identify Sites Where I May Legally Pan for Gold in Colorado
    Gold panning locations in Colorado are easily identifiable They are well documented and information about these locations are available to prospectors. The federal ...
  • How Kinetic Watches Work
    Kinetic, or hybrid automatic/quartz watches, are timepieces that require neither winding nor battery replacement Instead, these watches manufacture their own electricity from ...
  • How to Tell If Gems Are Real
    With gemstone prices on the rise, more collectors and consumers are hesitant when making their purchases for fear of false stones The first inquiry collectors and consumers ...
  • A List of Scrap Metal Items
    Most homes, businesses, manufacturing facilities and farms have items that constitute scrap metal With a little research, you should be able to find companies in your area ...
  • How Is Quartz Formed?
    The chemical formula for quartz is SiO2, also known as silicon dioxide The earth contains a large amount of silicon dioxide, since it is more common in the earth's crust than ...
  • How to Build Your Own Mechanical Watch
    Building a mechanical watch can be a satisfying project that will result in a unique timepiece to wear The job, however, requires skill with precision tools and experience in ...
  • The Best Places in the U.S. to Pan for Gold
    Long before the Gold Rush drew millionaire hopefuls to Sacramento in 1849, a strip of gold-enriched land between Washington, DC, and Montgomery, AL, was the main source of ...
  • How to Tell If a Swiss Army Watch Is Fake
    Victorinox Swiss Army watches are popular, high-quality timepieces Like many other Swiss-made products (knives, trains, etc.), they are precision-made, dependable and ...
  • How to Detect Fake Tag Heuer Watches
    Tag Heuer watches are Swiss-made luxury timepieces Their quality should make a genuine Tag Heuer watch last you a lifetime. Due to the strong association with sports and ...
  • Places to Pan for Gold in Missouri
    With gold's increase in value in recent years, many hopeful prospectors and gold panning enthusiasts search for new areas around the country where they may be able to find ...
  • Where Can Geodes Be Found?
    Geodes are egg-shaped stones that have a hollow cavity in the center When the hollow cavity is completely filled with crystals, it is called a nodule. Most geodes remain ...
  • How to Identify a Waltham Pocket Watch
    Waltham pocket watches have been around for more than 150 years and are a collector's item They were made between 1851 and 1957 in Waltham, Massachusetts. Like any other ...
  • How to Replace a Battery in a Tissot Watch
    Replacing a Tissot watch battery can be an easy task The most difficult part of the job is removing the case back. Replacing a battery on an older Tissot watch requires few ...
  • What is a Geode?
    A geode is a rock with a special surprise inside From the exterior, a geode appears to be a boring round-shaped rock with little to capture one's attention. If a rock like ...
  • How to Find Gold in a Creek
    Gold prospecting is an interesting and potentially profitable pastime for many people Those involved in gold prospecting often search in streams and creeks where gold, washed ...
  • How to Find Agates in Michigan
    Agate is a semi-precious gemstone valued by collectors for its rich colors, banding patterns and reflective qualities This hard rock forms when liquid quartz fills an empty ...