Northeast Treasure Hunters Gems & Minerals Guide

Northeast Treasure Hunters Gems & Minerals Guide


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This guides offer state-by-state details on more than 250
gems and minerals the U.S. has to offer and affordable fee-dig sites where they can be found. Includes maps, illustrations and B/W photos.
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    Lanyard, BelOMO Woven Logo, 3/4in Nylon with Quick Release Buckle and Split Ring

    We sell a lot of loupes to customers who have lost their loupe in the field. Using a lanyard keeps the loupe handy and with you rather than sitting near that last rock you examined. Now.... where was that?

    Here is a heavy duty 3/4" nylon loupe lanyard with a quick release buckle and a split ring. Disconnect the buckle when you don't need the neck lanyard. But don't set the loupe down and walk way!

    Important: We offer this lanyard for no additional charge when you buy the combo package of the BelOMO loupe with attached lanyard. Attaching the lanyard requires a screw to be removed so let us do it. We've been doing it for years and you save money!

    Use the split ring on loupes with a mounting hook. Remove the split ring, remove one screw on your BelOMO loupe, swivel the frame out of the way and slide the end over the support shaft. Do not use the split ring to attach the lanyard to the loupe. (We suggest that you purchase the loupe with the lanyard already installed.)

  • Gem Trails of Nevada

    Newly revised and updated! Maps, photos and detailed text describe where to go and what to look for at 28 new sites with over 75 sites throughout the state of Nevada. Includes a new
    color insert, glossary and mineral locator index. 224 pgs.
  • Gem Trails of Utah

    Welcome to rockhounding in Utah. In this best-selling guide, the gem hunter is led to landscapes as diverse as the gems, minerals, and fossils found there. B/W photos highlight the collecting area. A special color section aids in identifying
    the specimens. Ideal for both the rockhound who is just starting out and for the collector who has been discovering Utah?s treasures for years. 168 pgs.
  • Gem Trails of New Mexico

    Mitchell. Revised and expanded edition with over 100 sites to visit. New Mexico is a rockhound?s paradise?with large
    amounts of public land available for collecting. From micro-mount and gem quality mineral specimens to fossil pieces containing life forms that are millions of years old. Contains informative text, detailed maps, glossary, mineral index, and a beautiful color insert highlighting the variety of minerals found in New Mexico. 240 pgs.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • How to Tumble Polish Rocks Into Gems, Third Edition

    Tumbling made plain and simple tells you IN PLAIN LANGUAGE...How to load your machine, select the correct abrasives, compounds, tumbling speeds and intensities. How to use carriers, medias, fillers, additive thickeners, suspension agents, pre-polishing agents. burnishing ...and the list goes on and on. Before you learn to fly...better learn how to ride. So lets start at the beginning...and if you are already an expert..then you can skip this part of the book.

    Anyone can learn how to tumble polish...if you follow the rules, keep a simple log of your tumbling operations, and remember..tumbling won't produce good results on bad materials. So were going to give you basic rules to follow.

    Covered are: basic types of tumbling equipment, how they differ in operation, locating and selecting materials, medias, carriers and fillers, abrasives, polishing compounds, and loading the tumbler correctly, for best results!

    Third Edition, Thirteenth Printing, October 2013. (Third Edition dated 2005, and revised in 2006)

    First Printing, January 1995
    Second (Revised) Printing, Second Edition, January 1996
    Third Printing, Second Edition, April 1997
    Fourth Printing, Second Edition, October 1998
    Fifth Printing, Second Edition, March 2000
    Sixth Printing, Second Edition, June 2001
    Seventh Printing, Second Edition, September 2002
    Eighth Printing, Second Edition, March 2003
    Ninth Printing, Second Edition, July 2004
    Tenth (Revised) Printing, Third Edition, August 2005
    Eleventh (Revised) Printing, Third Edition, August 200
    Twelfth Printing, Third Edition, July 2007
    Thirteenth Printing, Third Edition, October 2013
  • 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.
  • U-Dig-It Pro Folding Hand Shovel, Black Ballistic Nylon

    The U-Dig-It® Pro Folding Shovel is a lightweight, versatile digging tool made of durable stainless steel with nylon carrying case.

    Save your fingers! This little shovel moves far more dirt and gravel than will your rock hammer. This small, hand sized, stainless steel, folding shovel about the size of a garden hand trowel. The heavy wire frame handle folds out and locks. The light weight makes it a great accessory for your rockhounding and the case, either leather or ballistic nylon, keeps it right their on your belt ready for use.
    • Collapses for storage
    • Useful for clearing rocks/debris, burying waste, plant removal, scaling fish, and digging pits for campfires
    • May also be used as a cooking utensil (can be heated)
    • Nylon carrying case included with U-Dig-It® Pro
    • Blade Size LxWxD: 5.25” x 2.2” x 1” (134 x 56 x 25mm)
    • Shovel closed LxWxD: 5.75” x 2.5” x 1” (146 x 65 x 25mm)
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