Special Gemstone Articles
                         Student Presentations                 

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

                                 
The following 90 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-
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- Colleen Breen (Fall 2004)
         
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)
          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)
        
 Inclusions 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
          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
            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)

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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