ALL-NEW EDITION! Out From Las Vegas: Adventures A Day Away is a favorite guide to the great getaways and scenic trips just a day or less away from downtown Las Vegas. Author Florine Lawlor, a third generation Nevadan, was born to write about the Silver State. Daughter of a gold miner who once worked at the now abandoned ghost town of Delamar, Florine's grandfather was a pioneer Nevada railroad man. Geologist Andy Zdon, author of Desert Summits: A Climbing Guide to California and Southern Nevada and the American Institute of Professional Geologists handbook, Geology of the Las Vegas Region joined Florine on the update of this new edition.
Listen to the wind in the spires of Cathedral Gorge or is that the voice of Mrs.Godbe's ghost riding over the hill from Bullionville? Look for lost diamonds in the McCulloughs or follow the old dirt road to Alamo. Are there really unidentified flying objects in the skies above the remote Extra Terrestrial Highway or are those just members of the Groom Lake Flying Club? Pack the car, a cooler and a copy of Out From Las Vegas and be prepared for an adventure for the entire family.
North of Las Vegas, Sheep Mountains and Mormon Well, Hidden Forest, The Old Road to Alamo, Sawmill Springs, Warshield Canyon, Meadow Valley Wash, Delamar, Cathedral Gorge and Bullionville, In and around Pioche, Whipple Cave, Lehman Caves, The extra Terrestrial Highway, Tybo's Lost Nuggets, In, Out, and About Red Rock, Fossil Hill, Old Road to Pahrump, Red Rock Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, Pah Nyab, Mule Springs Cave, Potosi Mine, etc.!
The Deluxe Moh's Hardness Pick Set now comes in two case types. The wooden case is small enough to carry and the top screws into the base to make a perfect desk stand. The plastic case is longer but the thinner size makes it easier to carry in your field tool set.Hardness is an important and quantifiable physical characteristic of a mineral and in your effort to identify an unknown mineral, the hardness, if known, combined with other properties, can narrow your search to just a handful of possibilities. Simply scratch a smooth surface of your unknown mineral with the picks of various indicated hardness. As an example, if a No. 5 pick scratches the mineral, but a No. 4 pick does not, then your mineral hardness is 4.5. Then compare this against a table of minerals listing hardness values to aid in identifying the unknown mineral.
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