A fascinating treasure hunt awaits you in the Centennial State. Rockhounding Colorado takes you to nearly one hundred of the best rockhounding sites in the state. Search for amethyst and quartz at the Crystal Hill Mine. Check out the view at Douglas Pass while looking for leaf imprints and insect fossils. Or head to Saint Peters Dome to uncover green, white, and purple fluorite.
Veteran rockhounders William and Cora Kappele lend their more than thirty years of experience, outlining some of the best places to turn up rhodonite, agate, pyrite, and more. You?ll get the inside dirt on the best seasons to hunt, what you?ll find at each site, where to spend the night, and even special attractions to visit while you?re in the area.
Look inside for: detailed descriptions of each site; information on what tools to bring; advice on what kind of vehicle is needed to get to each site; lists of BLM, county office, and National Forest contact information.
Whether you?re a beginner or veteran collector, let Rockhounding Colorado be your guide on your next rockhounding adventure.
Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, acinolite, agate, amazonite, amethyst, apache tears, apatite, aquamarine, aragonite, argenite, azurite, barite, beryl, bornite, calcite, cerussite, chalcedony, chalcopyrite, chlorargyrite, chlorargyrite, chrysocolla, chrysoberyl, corundum, covellite, cuprite, enargite, epidote, feldspar, ferberite, fluorite, fossil, garnet, geodes, hematite, heubnerite, jasper, lepidolite, limonite, magnetite, malachite, marcastite, muscovite, natrolite, opal, orthoclase, petrified wood, phenakite, pyrite, quartz, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, sapphire, scheelite, siderite, smithsonite, sphalerite, spodumene, stephanite, stibnite, sylvanite, thomsonite, topaz, tourmaline, turquoise, and zircon.
The Estwing Supreme 22 oz Pointed Tip Rock Hammer (E3-22P) is the standard, the rock pick carried by more geologist and rockhounds. Light enough to easily carry but heavy enough to crack some rock. Estwing Supreme quality in a one-piece forged pointed tip rock pick. Fully polished solid steel with the Estwing shock absorbing nylon-vinyl grip which has been tested to reduce shock by 50%.
|Head Width||7 inches|
|Overall Length||12 3/4 inches|
|Head Weight||22 ounces|
|Total Weight||2 pounds|
Estwing has introduced a new line of tools called Big Face. The Big Face tools have, wait for it, a big head. The head is widen at the end to make is safer and more effective when using the hammer for driving chisels. The extra 2 ounces on the Estwing Supreme Big Face 24 oz Pointed Tip Rock Hammer E6-24PC makes it a better hammer for smashing rocks or driving those chisels.
The BelOMO 12x Triplet Loupe magnifier has a viewing area of 0.38in (9mm). The 3 elements making up this achromatic triplet provide a bright and clear view. The 12x power magnification provides a nice level of magnification, outstanding depth of field (the area that appears in focus on an object having an irregular surface like a rock or mineral). The lens glass isn't as large, wide, as the famous BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe Magnifier but there's still lots of light for a very bright view when you need or want just a little more magnification than the BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe Magnifier.
The housing and cover are coated with a matte black finish and assembled using flathead screws. Screws allow you to adjust the swing tension to your liking. Belarusian Optical and Mechanical Association (BelOMA), makers of sights for guided weaponry, camera lenses, and other optical components manufacturers these loupes.
We highly recommend this loupe! The BelOMO loupes are the loupes we always use though it's the 10x that we typically carry in the field. The 12x has a little more magnification with a good field of view. But the BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe Magnifier is still our favorite for field use.
Don't let this price fool you. The BelOMO loupe is a FANTASTIC buy. These are quality lenses that stand on their own against the higher priced competition. Take advantage of the recovering Belarus economy and a military supplier finding other revenue streams in a capitalistic market.
Each BelOMO loupe we ship is custom treated to prevent the screws from coming loose with usage.
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