Fee Mining & Rockhunting Adventures in the West


Fee Mining & Rockhunting Adventures in the West

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    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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    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).


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

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    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.
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  • New Mexico Rocks and Minerals

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    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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    Here, you can comb the gravel for Montana agate or travel to the badlands along Hell Creek, where paleontologists have found dinosaur remains. The book, by rockhounds Montana Hodges and Robert Feldman, contains information on the sapphire mines along the Missouri River near Helena, the limestone caves in the Pryor Mountains, as well as brief histories of mining at Butte and other locations. Even novices can find their way to crystals, garnets, geodes, and fossilized wood. You'll discover remote mountain streams where you can pan for gold or hunt for fossils.

    Rockhounding Montana, 2nd Edition covers popular and commercial areas as well as many little known sites on public land. The book gives directions, includes a glossary, maps, and directories to museums, rock shops, and rock clubs. With this book, the beginner finds a complete introduction to this fascinating hobby, and the expert discovers an excellent sourcebook. Don't forget to bring this book along on your next geological journey!

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