Gem Trails of Texas


Gem Trails of Texas

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Revised and expanded 2011 ninth edition of a popular best-selling guide to Gem Trails of Texas.
Includes over 50 of the best sites in the state. Written by an experienced rockhound from the state. Includes a new color insert of the best fossils and rocks the state has to offer, detailed maps, numerous color and B/W photos, glossary, mineral index and clear, exact directions tell what to look for at each site. 175 pgs.
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