Gold Prospectors Handbook


Gold Prospectors Handbook

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  • Field Geology Illustrated, 2nd Edition

    This is one of our highly recommended books. Field Geology Illustrated, 2nd Edition is a reliable, in depth field reference for professional geologists, serious amateur geologists, and other environmental scientists. This entirely new second edition represents the first detailed, comprehensive book on field geology in 20 years. Richly illustrated with 688 high-quality photographs and 300 interpretative sketches, this 704-page book is printed on glossy paper to show important strucutural and textural features. Contents include marine geological surveys, plutonic rocks, volcanic rocks, continental deposits, marine deposits, deformed rocks (joints, faults, folds, cleavage) weathering processes and soils, ground water, mineral deposits, and the public land survey system. The iterpretative sketches pull out the detail which you'd normally miss in the photos.

    Field Geology Illustrated, 2n Edition was designed to serve as a field reference to aid in recognizing, interpreting, and describing geologic features at the outcrop. Emphasis is on the study of mesocopic features that can be viewed at outcrop scale rather than large structures or landscapes. This book is not an exhaustive or comprehensive treatise on the subject of field geology, but instead cover the information necessary to understand and describe most outcrops...

    Field Geology Illustrated should be useful as a complementary text for any field-related geoscience course such as physical geology, field geology, petrology, and structural geology. The detailed descriptions, illustrations and photographs of geologic features in their field setting will be particularly useful (AG: on a field trip, vacation, or) where field trips are not feasible.

    This book is also intended for anyone who needs a good basic review of field geology including graduate students preparing for field mapping, professional geologists who wish to bring their skill up to date quickly and easily and even serious amateur geologists (AG: We believe this is useful to anyone interested in geology in the field!)Self study will be particularly rewarding because an interpretative sketch and detailed description is included with each photograph.

    GB-80000011-2
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  • Minerals : Identifying, Classifying, and Collecting Them

    Minerals, a deluxe field guide and mini-encyclopedia for amateur geologists,
    rock collectors, and nature lovers.


    Identify minerals...

    • 500 full-color photographs plus 300 drawings of crystals

    • The author's color-key identification method, plus the fold-out guide:
      The crystal systems at a glance


    Identify minerals...



    • Fundamentals of mineralogy clearly presented

    • Minerals, crystals, gemstones -- appearances, properties, how they originated
      and where they occur in nature


    Collect them....



    • Where to find minerals in nature, where to buy them, how to assemble your
      collection

    • Mineral-collecting tools and methods.


    This Barron's guide is a new kind of book for identifying minerals, one that even beginners can use to make quick, sure identifications. The simple, easy-to-understand profiles are supplemented by sketches of crystals made by the author especially for this book and based on the most up-to-date crystallographic data. It is a field guide to mineral deposits, categorized by streak color and degree of hardness for fast, easy identification. Paperback / 237 Pages / 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 / 1994

    GB-80000027
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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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  • Guide to Eastern Rocks and Minerals

    What is the difference between a mineral, a crystal, and a rock? How was each formed? How can specimens be identified? These questions are all answered in this guidebook, which provides a basic introduction to rock and mineral collecting in the northeastern region. An invaluable tool for all beginners, it describes all the secrets of rockhounding: what equipment to take, where to look for particular rocks, and how to test specimens. Color photographs and tables listing physical and chemical properties of various rocks and minerals will help in identifying specimens. For the enthusiast collector, a list of names and addresses of the many rock and mineral clubs in the northeast is also included
    GB-80000112
    $2.96
  • Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

    Seeing fluorescent minerals up close for the first time is an exciting experience. The colors are so pure and the glow is so seemingly unnatural, that it is hard to believe they are natural rocks. Hundreds of glowing minerals are shown, including Aragonite, Amzaonite, Feldspar, Hardystonite, leucophanite, Microcline, Smithsonite, plus many more. But don't let the hard-to-pronounce names keep you away. Over 800 beatiful color photographs illustrate how fluorescent minerals look under the UV light, and in daylight, making this an invaluable field guide.

    Here are minerals from the United States, including mines in New Jersey, New York, Arizona, and California as well as beautiful and unusual minerals from Canada, Mexico, Greenland, Italy, Sweden, and other places. Included are values, a comprehensive resources section, plus helpful advice on caring for, collecting, and displaying minerals. The field of collecting fluorescent minerals is relatively new and this is one of the most complete references available.


    Author: Stuart Schneider; Pages: 191; Published: 2004; Cover: Paperback
    GB-80000154
    $22.49
  • Geodes : Natures Treasures

    An all new, encompassing book about geodes!

    Welcome to nature's
    mysterious world of geodes!

    In this book two renowned experts share their lifelong passion for geodes and their extensive knowledge of world-class geode deposits as they present the latest theories on the formation and occurrence of these amazing mineral gifts of nature.

    • Visit the geode mines of Northern Mexico and Southern Brazil with Brad Cross
    • Learn the geode mining process and how the astonishing treasures hidden inside are uncovered.
    • Travel with June Culp Zeitner as she explores vast geode deposits throughout the Midwestern United States that provide a recorded history of the ancient seas that once covered the land.
    • Discover Florida's ocean harvest of unparalleled agatized geodes.
    • Meet the close cousins of geodes - thundereggs, septarians, and concretions.

    The most comprehensive book ever written on geodes of the Americas - a definitive reference for serious collectors and a delightful mineral exploration for both experts and novices.

    Over 140 full-color photos of geodes that defy description!

    GB-80000156
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  • AAPG Great Lakes Geological Highway Map (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin)

    Learn more about the geological history of the rocks around you! This colorful, educational map presents state/regional surface rock outcrop information?age, depositional environment, rock type, and names of formations. Includes major highways, towns, and landmarks. Printed on a single sheet and folded to glove compartment size, has a stratigraphic column by state, mileage charts. Scale: 1 inch=30 miles. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
    GM-5500671
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  • Carolina Rocks! : The Geology of South Carolina

    An excellent guide through the many layers ol sand, clay, and rock that make up the Palmetto state. A comprehensive study of an enormous subject. Examines the geologic history of the state. Lists geology resources and references Glossary, Index, Bibliography.
    GB-08000010
    $17.96
  • Floridas Geological Treasures

    Florida is a land of geological wonders, from its little-known earthquake history to the rich new fossil hunting grounds constantly being revealed by commercial development and quarrying activity. Much more than a fashionable resort or retirement destination. Florida ranks fifth in mineral production among all the United States. Florida's surprising mineral wealth ranges from commercial mines to coral islands; from valuable industrial metals like zirconium and titanium to such collectible treasures as chalcedony, ivory, petrified wood, and stunning crystals. You can gather Florida's mineral riches from the waters of the state's 34 major rivers, or find them waiting in the darkness of its 375 dry caves. Alongside a wondrous number of fossil remnants of such prehistoric creatures as jaguar, tapir, and mammoth, you will unearth arrowheads, stone knives, and other relics of the tools early man hunted them with. This book will tell you where to collect every type of mineral and fossil in Florida, and explain how they got there. Maps of the collecting areas, tips on carving, collecting, tools, and techniques for identifying and preserving your finds will help you prepare to uncover the remarkable variety, beauty, and wealth of Florida's geological treasures. Iris Tracy Comfort is the author of eight previous works of fiction and nonfiction, including two other books about rocks and minerals. She has worked as a reporter and scriptwriter, and has published numerous magazine articles and syndicated features. A frequent lecturer and seminar teacher on writing, she lives in Orlando, Florida.
    GB-27000047
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