Gem Trails of Northern California


Gem Trails of Northern California

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This most complete guide to Northern California features sites from the Oregon border south to San Luis Obispo. Beautiful color photographs showcase the specimens that can be found at the sites described. Detailed text and maps make locating collecting areas easy. 160 pgs.
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  • California (Southern Edition) Gold & Gems Maps - Then and Now

    Height 9.5'' Width 6.5''

    The gold activity for the State of California was primarily located in the northern regions, however, numerous sites are shown in the southern half. This collection features the mineral deposits of 1910, Inyo County districts of 1883 as well as 60 gem stone sites.


    Enjoy the map of 1910 issued by the State Mining Bureau featuring the many mineral deposits of Southern California. This map is divided into four easy to read sections.


    The details of Inyo County are outstanding as shown on the map of 1883. The interesting text accompanying this map has been included.


    The gemstone site locations have been compiled from many sources and detailed on a modern USGS planometric map. Many sites are may be found east of Owens Lake. The desert area of Southeastern California should be a rockhounds delight.


    Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, actinolite, agate, amethyst, andesite, apatite, autunite, aragonite, azurite, anglesite, barite, beryl, bornite, bloodstone, calcite, chalcopyrite, chalcedony, chert, chrysocolla, dumortierite, epidote, feldspar, flourite, fossils, garnet, geodes, hematite, ilmenite, kyanite, jade, jadeite, jasper, limonite, magnetite, malachite, obsidian, olivine, onyx, opal, opalite, petrified palm, petrified wood, psilomelane, quartz, realgar, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, rhyolite, siderite, scheelite, schist, serpentine, stibnite, sphalerite, sphalerite, wollastone, wulfenite, travertine, tourmaline, and turquoise.

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  • Gems & Minerals of California

    A handy pocket size field guide to the gems and minerals of California. The geology of California is extremely diverse. This creates a wide variety of gems and minerals found in the state. Not only does the book provide a description of the findings, but locations as well.
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  • Rockhounding California

    Although known for its gold production, California is a virtual haven for rock and gem collectors. With this informative guide, you can explore the mineral-rich desert regions, comb tide-washed beaches for jade, agate, abalone, fossilized whale bone, and prospect in the mountains and hills for gold, copper, and other minerals and gems. It describes 75 of the state's best rockhounding sites and covers popular and commercial sites as well as numerous little-known areas. This handy guide also describes how to collect specimens, includes maps and directions to each site, and lists rockhound clubs around the state. Rockhounding California offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby and is an outstanding guide and sourcebook.
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  • California (Northern Edition) Gold & Gems Maps - Then and Now

    Height 9.5'' Width 6.5''

    California Gold & Gems Maps, Northern Edition is a comprehensive collection to assist the rockhound in locating 40 gem sites. The source of information has been taken from numerous publications. All known types of rock and gem deposits could not be included because of the numerous types and locations would be overwhelming. Some of the reported gold and gold districts are included as far back as 1850.


    The first report of gold in California was published in Spain in 1510. California was believed to be an island north of Mexico where gold and precious stones were abundant. Gold was actually mined in California as early as the late 18th century but the "rush" did not begin until the discovery at Sutters Mill in 1848.


    Rock and Gem collecting in California is virtually unlimited as illustrated by the key symbols on each USGS map section. A few counties that host exciting deposits are as follows: Siskiyou, Trinity, Tehama and Plumas.


    The early maps included in this publication were located in various archival collections. The primary sources were the National Archives and the California State Library. The U.S. Geological Survey supplied the featured modern map. The design is planietric for clarity.


    Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, actinolite, agate, amazonite, amethyst, apatite, apache tears, argonite, azurite, beryl, calcite, carnelian, chalcedony, chert, chrysocolla, epidote, feldspar, flourite, fossils, garnet, geodes, hematite, jade, jasper, kyanite, malachite, obsidian, opal, orthoclase, petrified wood, psilomelane, pyrite, quartz, rhondonite, rhyolite, serpentine, topaz, travertine, tourmaline, turquoise, and wollastonite.

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  • Rockhound Emblem Sticker, Large

    Let everyone know that you're a rockhound! Put one (or more) of these stickers on your vehicle and meet other rockhounds everywhere, not just on a dig. The Rockhound Emblem sticker is 4 inches in diameter. (The Rockhound Emblem is Trademarked.)
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    One inch in diameter versions of the Rockhound Emblem. They come five (5) one inch stickers to a strip. Have fun! Kids love them. Add them to letters and packages.
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  • Estwing Safety Goggles #6

    Eye Protection is MUST HAVE WEAR when you're using hardened steel tools and working with rock!


    Fragments of the rock or the tools break and fly off at extremely high speeds and can easily damage an eye.



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    Always wear safety goggles!


    Work safely when using hand tools. Always wear Safety Goggles when using hand tools. Protect your eyes from flying particles and dust. Always require bystanders to wear Safety Goggles.

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