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Besides making a great weekend trip into history, ghost towns are most often abandoned mining camps. Mines mean tailings. Tailings mean minerals.
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  • Out From Las Vegas : Adventures a Day Away

    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.

    Includes:
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    GB-36000203
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  • Besides making a great weekend trip into history, ghost towns are most often abandoned mining camps. Mines mean tailings. Tailings mean minerals.
    GM-3300305
    $15.95
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    Gorgeously presented 12'' x 9'' photo journal of banded agate sites from around the world, with over 260 museum quality color agate photos. Explore the beautiful features of each specimen as well as the collecting histories for each site; full glossary, references and index. 160 pgs.
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  • Deluxe Moh's Mineral Hardness Pick Set

    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.
    The Deluxe Mohs' Hardness Pick Set from Mineralab is unique in that, unlike other mineral hardness test tool that use minerals or crystal points, Mineralab picks are made of metals and alloys of hardness values equal to 2 through 9 on Mohs hardness scale. Because the picks are made of metal, they are easily ground to sharp points which will not break off and which can be easily sharpened.

    What is included in the Mineralab's Deluxe Mohs' Hardness Pick Set?

    • Four double-ended picks with eight points comprising 2 and 3, 4 and 5,
      6 and 7, 8 and 9 on Mohs’ hardness scale.

    • High quality brass pinch vises.

    • A glass plate (hardness of about 5.5) which, when scratched,
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    • A second hardness plate with a hardness value of 3.5.

    • A streak plate for testing a mineral’s streak color.

    • A magnet to test magnetic rocks such as magnetite and pyrrhotite.

    • A 100 grit polishing stone to keep the points sharp.

    • An attractive, mahogany-finished and compact wooden case.

    • Complete usage instructions.


    Other Features:

    • All points are stamped with the indicated hardness value, and each double-ended
      pick body is color coded for quickly finding the desired pick.

    • Hardness points can be easily and inexpensively replaced without having to
      replace the pick bodies.

    • Compact. The wooden storage case is only 7" tall by 2.5" wide.

    • Also use to test hardness of various materials encountered in the industrial,
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    • 1 Year Warranty
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    The rise of mountains and the spread of deserts has marked the geologic history of Arizona. Landscapes that we see today are here because of landscapes of the past, and because of tremendous forces deep within the earth, forces that carry continents into collisions and then drag them apart again, forces of heat and pressure and the slow churning boil of the earth's interior. Landscape features result, too, from more comprehensible, more recent forces: the unending attack of water and wind and frost, the building of volcanoes, the short-term geologic happenings like landslides and rockfalls, earthquakes and floods, and a gopher digging a hole...
    GB-48010001
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  • Gem Trails of Arizona

    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.
    GB-48020001
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