Gem Trails of Arizona


Gem Trails of Arizona

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Best-selling guide covering over 90 collecting sites. Maps, detailed text and photos lead the collector to sites as diverse as the rocks and minerals found there. Color photos highlight
specimens from azurite to wulfenite. Indexed by location and by mineral. Includes glossary. 224 pgs.
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