Ladies and Gentlemen:

Good evening. The first issue of Rocks & Minerals magazine that I purchased as a young collector was Jan/Feb 1979. I poured over its pages numerous times, and I was so enamored with the serandite and analcime on the cover that I convinced my parents to take me to the Smithsonian to see it on my 16th birthday.

Much has changed since then, and as a reader Rocks & Minerals for almost 30 years now, I think that I can speak for many people by saying that it has become one of the premier mineralogy magazines...

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