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 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.
Standing before any of southern Utah?s enigmatic landforms, it?s clear there?s a story here. What carved the goblins in Goblin Valley, the domes at Capitol Reef, the towering sandstone walls of Zion Canyon, and Bryce?s hoodoo fairyland, not to mention all those arches and natural bridges? Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah explores the stories behind 33 handpicked sites, some world-famous, others off the beaten path. Marvel at tales of ancient eruptions, deserts, seas, and swamps; the movements of massive rock units over eons; and the rock?s interactions with the life above it, including humankind. Along the way, visit dinosaur trackways, old mines, rock glaciers, oysters in the desert, and more.
Sites visited in this book: Snow Canyon State Park, St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site/Johnson Farm, Parowan Gap, Frisco / Horn Silver Mine, Sevier Lake, Quail Creek State Park, Hurricane Fault, Zion National Park, The Springdale Landslide, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Fremont Indian State Park, Fish Lake Valley, Red Canyon / Sevier Fault, Bryce Canyon National Park, Temple Mountain, The San Rafael Reef & Swell, Capitol Reef National Park, Goosenecks State Park, Valley of the Gods, Natural Bridges National Monument, Newspaper Rock, Canyonlands National Park / Upheaval Dome, Arches National Park, Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks, The La Sal Mountains.
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