Fee Mining & Rockhunting Adventures in the West


Fee Mining & Rockhunting Adventures in the West

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  • Fee Mining and Mineral Adventures in the Eastern U.S.

    Much more than a fee mining guide, this unique book is a treasure trove of
    interesting sites to see and things to do related to rocks & minerals,
    gemstones, crystals, fossils, gold, and other treasures.



    • 270 Total Sites to Visit

    • 75 Digging Sites for Collectors

    • 79 Museums for Viewing and learning

    • 68 Cave and CAvern Adventures and Tours

    • Historic and Natural Points of Interest


    Whether you are an experienced rockhound or prospector, or a family on vacation,
    you'll find fun, adventure, and maybe precious gems, gold, or hidden treasures
    of man or nature.



    • Mine for Herkimer Diamonds in New York

    • Uncover Crystals in Arkansas

    • Dive for Treasure in Florida

    • Explore Caves from Missouri to Pennsylvania

    • Dig for Fluorescent Minerals in New Jersey

    • Beachcomb for Fossils in South Carolina


    Organized by state, site information includes seasons and times of operation,
    address and contact information, cost, tools and supplies needed. Interesting
    history, regional attractions and camping information help to make your trip
    even more enjoyable.


    Includes Sites in: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
    Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Main, Maryland, Massachusetts,
    Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
    York, North Carolina, Ohio,Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee,
    Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.


    Cover: Paperback; Size: 8 1/2 by 11 in; Pages: 264; Published: 2010

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  • Guide to Rocks and Minerals of the Northwest

    This guide is intended to show some of the much-prized rocks and minerals of the northwest. Some are valued for their beauty when cut and polished. Others are prized for the economic value of the metals they contain, such as copper in chalcopyrite, or of some physical property of the mineral itself, such as the fibrous nature of asbestos. Still other minerals are valued for their crystal form, or simply as examples of the great diversity in the mineral kingdom. 33 pages, color pictures.
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  • Rockhounding Nevada

    Veteran rockhound and author William A. Kappele provides detailed directions to each site, concise information about the materials and gem stones you may find there, what tools to bring, the best season to visit, what kind of vehicle you will need to get there, and a wealth of other information to tantalize beginners as well as the most ardent rockhounds. After over 30 years of scouring the American West for lapidary fodder, Kappele says many of the sites in this book are by far some of the best he's yet encountered. May your journey be fruitful and your collecting bag be heavy on the way home, and be sure that somewhere in that bag, among your rocks, you haven't forgotten your copy of Rockhounding Nevada.
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  • Rocks, Fossils and Arrowheads (Ages 7-10)

    This fun book illustrates and discusses 15 varieties of rocks and minerals (such as basalt, slate, limestone, marble), 5 kinds of fossils (such as clams, wood, plants), and 7 kinds of arrowheads and artifacts (such as gunflints, knives, axes).


    The chapters include information to help kids find these specimens on a nature walk. The text explains what it looks like, where to find it, and what it is used for. Detailed and true-to-life illustrations help kids identify them. Includes activities and scrapbook pages for notes.


    This is a perfect book for children ages 7 to 10.

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  • Gem & Mineral Collectors Guide to Idaho

    Newly revised and updated, The Gem & Mineral Collector's Guide to Idaho now combines Volume I and Volume II into one handy rockhounding guide. From Bathtub Mountain and Ruby Rapids to Paris Canyon and Cinder Butte, the author will lead the collector to over 40 of the best mineral, fossil, and gemstone sites Idaho has to offer. Find the best spot in Rabbit Springs to find agate-filled thundereggs or where to hunt for precious opal in Spencer.

    A comprehensive list of Bureau of Land Management agencies and National Forest Services throughout the state is included to aid in planning your collecting adventure. Complete with individual site maps, an overview map, detailed directions, and black and white photos.

    The Gem & Mineral Collector's Guide to Idaho is the essential guide for rockhounding in Idaho.

    For the last two decades, Lanny Ream has been writing and publishing books on the minerals and "popular geology" of the Northwest, and publishes a monthly newspaper for mineral collector's - Mineral News.
    GB-43000101
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  • New Mexico Rocks and Minerals

    23 color photos, 125+ sites, country maps w/ collecting locations, bibliography The authors have compiled this guide to spread the collecting word about rocks and minerals and to share localities in New Mexico, the land of enchantment.
    GB-47020002
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  • Peterson Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

    The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures.
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  • Rockhounds Handbook

    Learn about rock and mineral formation, tools, identification, finding minerals in the field, legal aspects preparation and preservation, cutting and polishing, and making jewelry from your finds. Numerous illustrations and B/W photos. Color photos highlight over 50 of the most commonly encountered minerals. Beyond the possibility of making a new find or valuable discovery, rock and mineral collecting is an inexpensive hobby that is an excellent activity for all ages. It also offers the opportunity to explore landscapes as diverse as the rocks and minerals found there.
    Written by the author of the Gem Trails series, The Rockhound's Handbook is an indispensable how-to book for the beginner, and a handy reference guide for the experienced collector.
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