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Roger Weller, geology instructor 
(
wellerr@cochise.edu)

                                 
The following 97 gemstone presentations were developed by
Cochise College students.  Materials contained within these
presentations are from many sources.  These web pages are
intended only for non-commercial educational uses.

 


 
gems
agate
          Fire Agate-Black Hills, Arizona-
                   Necole Michael  (Fall 2007)
          Botswana Agate-
Emily Moxley (Fall 2011)
amber
          The Many Colors of Amber-
                   Amber Partington  (Spring 2007)

amethyst  
          Amethyst: A deeper Understanding of the Birthstone -
             
Tichina Buckner (fall 2017) 
          Amethyst History and Mining-
Elsa Stojak (Fall 2018)                                                                                                              
          Amethyst- James Rogers (Fall 2006)
          Amethyst- Justine Andrews  (Fall 2006)
          Amethyst- Jesika Cline  (Spring 2006)
         
Amethyst-
Lianza Quinones (Fall 2011)
         
Amethyst
- The Royal Gemstone- Casandra Farmer (Fall 2014)
aquamarine
          Aquamarine
- Nwande Gardiner  (Fall 2005)
          Aquamarine- Maggie Monahan  (Spring 2006)
         
Aquamarine- Ann Baxter  (Spring 2014)
         
Aquamarine- Jesse Aguilar (Spring 2014)
birthstones
         
Birthstones- Joengeun Park (Fall 2012)
          Birthstones- Michael Schweska (Spring 2005)

         
Birthstones- Jennifer Scott  (Fall 2005)
          Birthstones and Zodiac Stones-                                                 
                    Tarin Nugen  (Spring 2007)
          October Birthstones- Bertha Hernandez (Fall 2017)
         
Superstitions Regarding Gemstones- Shara Hoston (Spring 2017)
          The Different Birthstones- Paul Keys (Fall 2014)
          The Origin of Birthstones- Michael Jones (Fall 2013)
bloodstone
          The Captivating Power of Gemstones- Tonya Pike (Spring 2012)
          Destiny of a Bloodstone- Jamie Marshall (Spring 2013)
chrysoprase
          Chrysoprase Gemstones- Kurt Kutzner (Fall 2013)
cubic zirconia
          Cubic Zirconia- Martha Thompson (Fall 2010)
          Cubic Zirconia- Melissa Richards (Spring 2011)

          How Cubic Zirconia is Created- Katie DeLosReyes (Fall 2011)
diamonds

    
     Diamonds: Myth, Magic, Reality, and Blood-
                   Stu Lercher (Spring 2017)      
 
          Diamonds: From Rough Rocks to Glamorous Gems-
                   
Larissa Diamante Thurman  (Spring 2005)
          The History of Debswana- Lauren Laposta (Spring 2013)

          Diamond Inclusions-
Lisa C. Huff (Fall 2006)                                             
         
Diamonds- Juan Parra  (Spring 2010)
          Diamonds- Katlyn Vass (Fall 2016)
         
Diamonds- Kai Vukomanovich (Fall 2011)
          Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend- Kandise Craig

         What are Diamonds?
Raul Villa (Fall 2008)
        
 Causes of Color in Diamonds-
                  
Caitlin Henry  (Fall 2007)
         The Cullinan Diamonds-

                    Sheilla DeMeritt  (Spring 2005)

          The Four C's of Diamonds-
                    Mark Alexander (Fall 2005)
          
Diamonds and Pearls- Erin E. Unger (Spring 2009)
          Diamonds, the Four Cs-
                    Tanya Eavenson (Fall 2005)

          Learning about Diamonds-
                     Melanie Lewis  (Spring 2005)

          Shopping for the Right Diamond-
                    Gilberto Fuentes  (Fall 2005)

         
Man-Made Diamonds- Crystal Roe  (Fall 2005)                                             
          47th Street, New York: the Jewish Connection-    
                     Deborah Adams  (Spring 2007)
         
Diamonds-Funding Violence- Velia Keeme (Spring 2009)
         
Has Your Best Friend Been Lying To You?-
                      Melissa Cepero (Fall 2011)
         
Diamonds vs. Cubic Zirconia- Daniel Le (Spring 2009)
emeralds
         Emeralds- Ashley Contreras  (Spring 2006)
         I
nclusions in Emeralds-
                    Kristi Blasdell  (Spring 2006)

jade
         Jade- George Soong (Fall 2004)
         Jade Reverence- Shea Dangelo (Fall 2016)
         Jade-
Kelcie Hughes- (Fall 2015)
         The Stone of Heaven-Chinese Jade
     
             Victoria Glover (Fall 2009)
kyanite
          Kyanite- Kiah Taylor (Fall 2013)

lapis
          Lapis Lazuli-Tiffany McKinley- Spring 2016
moonstone  
         
Moonstone and Its History-
Bryan Chavez (Fall 2016)                                                
          Once in a Blue Moonstone-                                                                  
                
Sarah Stevens (Fall 2011)
        
 From the Moon to the Earth-
               
 Danielle Farmer (Spring 2012)
          
Mysteries of the Moonstone-
                
Tamara Ruiz  (Fall 2013)
opal
          The History of Opal-
Sophia Monga  (Fall 2015)
          Treat Your Opals Right-
Paige Lathrop (Fall 2013)
          Opal- Cake M. Janssen (Spring 2005)
peridot
          Pleasantly Pleasing Peridot- Kaitlyn Jestus (Spring 2014)
quartz (general)
          Quartz Family of Gemstones- **
                    Audrey LaClair  (Fall 2005)

rose quartz
          The Stone of Love: Rose Quartz-
Diane Delcourt (Fall 2017)
          Rose Quartz: One of a Kind
                    Melissa R. Stevens (Fall 2007)                                                  
rubies
          Rubies- Michelle Cruz  (Fall 2005)
        
 Rubies: Not Just for Slippers- Paige Wakatani (Fall 2016)
          Rubies- Shawn Kellerman  (Fall 2005)
         
Star Rubies and Sapphires-
                     Katie Stilwell  (Fall 2007)

sapphire
          Sapphires-
Katie Bock  (Fall 2007)
          Sapphire- Mikaela Jamka (Fall 2016)

          Sapphire-
Jeremy (Mia) Longoria (Fall 2008)
          Rainbow of Sapphires- Michelle Guilmette (Fall 2009)

spinel
          Spinel- Paul Foss  (Fall 2006)
tanzanite
          Untapped potential: Tanzanite-
Miguel Wachtel (Fall-2017)
          Tanzanite- Linda Coe  (Fall 2005)
         
Journey with Tanzanite- Mary Lugo (Spring 2008)
tiger's eye
          Tiger's Eye- Allison Fisher  (Spring 2006)
topaz                                                                                                          
          Topaz- Brooke Julian  (Spring 2005)
         
Topaz- KaMari Craft (Fall 2011)
turquoise
          Turquoise- Inga Cole  (Fall 2005)
         
Bisbee Mines and Turquoise-
Angel Sherman (Fall 2009)
         
History of Turquoise- Kayla Young (Spring 2012)
         
Turquoise-  Ellie Wilson (Fall 2008)
         
Turquoise from Bisbee, Arizona-
                     Duane Lee  (Fall 2005)

          Turquoise in Indian Jewelry-
                    Janina Walter  (Fall 2005)
         
Use of Turquoise by Indians-
                    Aimee I. Tranfaglia  (Fall 2007)
mixed gems
          Famous Gemstones- Nicole Santana (Spring 2009)
yellow gemstones
     
     Distribution and Meanings of Different Gemstones-
                     Lumi Sellman (Fall 2017)


gemology
          The Family Jewels- John Vivian (Spring 2016)
          Gemstone Scams- Anita Jones (Fall 2016)
          How to Become a Gemologist?-
                    Marilyn Wood (Spring 2007)
         
Gems and the Treatment of Gems-
                     Janice S. Hickey (Fall 2008)
         
A Scam is a Scam- Anita Jones (Fall 2016)

         
gem locations
         Montana gemstones-
                   Karen Schiffer Mayberry
  (Spring 2005)

jewelry
          Black Hills Gold- Vicki L. Larkins (Spring 2005)
          Faceting- Kilee Harden  (Spring 2006)
          Polishing Gemstones-
                    Leticia L. Basurto  (Spring 2007)


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