Welcome to
American Rockhound Magazine!

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, American Rockhound is focused on promoting the hobby of rock, gem, mineral and fossil collecting. Sponsored by the Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association and Jacquot & Son Mining, we have a wealth of information and content supplied by our readers and rockhounds from all over the United States. We hope you will enjoy this excellent source for information to enhance and promote our hobby.

Update: February, 2017

Hello friends,

After over a year of vacation and time off from the magazine, we are now in the process of putting together our next publication!

This will be our first book in the American Rockhound series. We don't want to give any info yet, but it will be a great addition to your collection. The final work should hopefully be done by this summer and we will likely have a release date sometime this fall.

I will be emailing those interested as soon as an issue is ready for print and review. If you would like to be added to our email list for future issues, please send me your contact information at: rick@wncrocks.com.

Available printed and CD Issues will continue to be sold for Volumes 1 (2014) and 2 (2015), Issues 1-6. These can be found here at our web site or on EBay under seller id: “ncmineralman”.

Thank you for your continued support of American Rockhound. We look forward to our future issues and producing top quality magazines and books that will be a valued asset to your rockhounding library.

Richard Jacquot
Owner, American Rockhound
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 828-779-4501 or email at rick@wncrocks.com

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Volume 2, Issue 6
Apr/May/June, 2015

North Carolina Amethyst:
Reel Mine, Hiddenite, Blue Valley,
Rob Whaley, Richard Jacquot

Tucson Show Report,
Jim Landon

History of the Metals,
John Lichtenberger

The Weston Meteorite,
John Sinclair

American Rockhound: Ken Kyte

Rockhound Art: Giant Bismuth

And Much, Much More!

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