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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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  • Roadside Geology of Oregon

    Until about 200 million years ago, the western margin of North America lay to the east, along the present Idaho border, and a broad coastal plain spread westward into Oregon. The rest of the state was ocean floor. Then the continent began moving slowly westward away from Europe and the floor of the Pacific Ocean began sliding beneath the western edge. That is what created Oregon, and this book tells how it happened.
    GB-33010001
    $12.00
  • Gem Trails of Oregon

    From agate to zeolite, detailed maps and text lead collectors to more than 80 of the best locations throughout the state.
    Color and B/W photos highlight collecting areas and the specimens found there. 192 pgs.
    GB-33020002
    $11.21
  • Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals

    Written and designed for the beginner, this book describes and illustrates the most common and interesting rocks and minerals, from simple sandstone to exotic gems. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful color photographs, it tells how these rocks and minerals formed and how to identify them--and includes tips on collecting.
    Illustrations: 175 color photographs, 12 line drawings
    GB-80000024
    $4.46
  • Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils

    A detailed and extensively illustrated handbook.

    The colors, shapes and properties of minerals vary from the bland to the magnificent. Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils is a practical and authoritative handbook that is both comprehensive and easy to use.


    Each of the 600 specimens is shown in full color, sometimes in two or more forms. There are also drawings that show the structure of the crystalline specimens. It covers the basics like granite, as well as oddities like meteorites and tektites.


    Fossils include sponges, corals, arthropods, brachiopods, and fossil land plants.


    Each is described in detail, with notes on: - color and transparency - grain size - hardness - structure - occurrence - mineralogy - distinguishing features - habit - cleavage - texture - alteration - luster


    Mineral names, chemical formulae and structural data accord to international standards. This is a very complete, but attractive and useful volume in a respected series.


    Amateur Geologist note: This book originally was published by Cambridge under the title of Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils with this description: Whether hiking along a mountain trail, setting up camp in the field, or working in a garden, this is the definitive resource for anyone interested in identifying the rocks, minerals, or fossils they come across. Easily portable and with nearly 250 illustrations, with 145 in full-color, Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils is an indispensable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike. For each mineral, the authors explain and list the physical and optical properties, from crystal systems, hardness and fracture to color, transparency, and luster. They also discuss the occurrence of each mineral, as well as handy tips on their distinguishing features. For each type of rock, the Guide lists the color, color index, grain size, texture, structure, mineralogy, and field relations. In addition, for each fossil, the authors provide their corresponding type, age, and geographical distributions, along with detailed descriptions of their sizes and shapes. The clear, informative illustrations help elucidate technical concepts that often befuddle amateur collectors.

    GB-80000147
    $14.96
  • 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
    $16.46
  • Oregon Gold/Silver & Gems Maps - Then and Now

    Height 9.5 Width 6.4

    This map packet includes five maps printed on both sides. Maps one through four features gold, silver and gem deposits. The fifth map, side one, shows gold occurrances taken from an 1871 map. Side 2 is a page outlining the history of Oregon's mining operations and how to find and mark your own gold deposits. Every map tells the greatest story! Reported and known occurrences of gold and silver, as well as the popular gem deposits are identified in red. Many secrets of prospecting and mining are revealed in this collection! This publication is attractively packaged for display.


    Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, agate, apache tears, bloodstone, carnelian, chalcedony, feldspar, fossils, garnet, geodes, jasper, limb casts, nodules, obsidian, opal, petrified wood, quartz, rhondonite, rhyolite, sagenite, serpentine, sunstones, thunder eggs, tourmaline, jade

    GM-3300301
    $15.95
  • Besides making a great weekend trip into history, ghost towns are most often abandoned mining camps. Mines mean tailings. Tailings mean minerals.
    GM-3600305
    $15.95
  • Idaho Gold & Gems Maps - Then and Now

    Height 9.5'' Width 6.5''

    Idaho is known as ''The Gem State'' and this map package is the ideal way to locate the abundance of minerals and gems this state has to offer. This package contains 5 maps, 17.5 by 23 inches, printed on both sides. These old maps are reproductions of authentic documents from the National Archives. Reported and known occurances of gold and silver, including many other popular gem deposits are identified in red. This publication is attractively packaged for display


    Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, agate, beryl, corundum, epodote, feldspar, garnet, geodes, jasper, nodules, opal, opalized wood, petrified wood, quartz, rhodonite, thunder eggs, topaz, tourmaline, and zeolite.

    GM-4300301
    $15.95
  • Estwing 1-1/8 in x 8 in Cushion Grip Rock Chisel ERC-8C

    Estwing 1-1/8 in x 8 in Cushion Grip Rock Chisel ERC-8C

    Estwing's Cushion Grip Slitting chisel. Foam cushion grip to reduce impact. Heavy duty wide Hard Cap minimizes chips from flying off the chisel head and provides a wider head to help protect the hands from missed blows. Even has a centering target! This Estwing Rock Chisel has a flat chisel edge for splitting layers looking for for fossils, splitting geodes in half, or rocks for tumbling. Maximum design hammer head weight: 3 lbs.
    HW-01010008C
    $17.06

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