Roadside Geology of Arizona
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...
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Grand Canyon : The Hidden Secrets
Through the startling reality captured by IMAX film technology, this spectacular video takes you on a journey spanning 4,000 years of human history, including the dramatic re-creation of the 1869 Powell Expedition. Experience the exhilaration of clinging to a fragile raft as it is swept through what are said to be the most treacherous rapids in the Northern Hemisphere...the thunderous whitewaters of the mighty Colorado River. Savor the quiet solitude of soaring silently through the majestic monoliths towering nearly a mile over the Canyon's floor in a tiny ultra light aircraft. You will experience Grand Canyon as never before in this captivating MAXSCREEN presentation.
Under Michigan : The Story of Michigans Rocks and Fossils
Most people recognize Michigan by its mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula and the Great Lakes embracing the state. Underneath the earth’s surface, however, is equally distinctive evidence of an exciting history. Michigan rests on sedimentary rocks that reach down into the earth’s crust more than fourteen thousand feet—a depth three-and-a-half times deeper than the Grand Canyon. Within these layers of rock rest all sorts of ancient fossils and minerals that date back to the eras when tropical seas spread across Michigan and hot volcanoes flung molten rock into its skies—long before mile-thick glaciers bulldozed over Michigan and plowed through ancient river valleys to form the Great Lakes.
Under Michigan is the first book for young readers about the geologic history of the state and the structure scientists call the Michigan Basin. A fun and educational journey, Under Michigan explores Earth’s geological past, taking readers far below the familiar sights of Michigan and nearby places to explain the creation of minerals and fossils and show where they can be found in the varying layers of rock. Readers will learn about the hard rock formations surrounding Michigan and also discover the tall mountain ridges hidden at the bottom of the Great Lakes. With beautiful illustrations by author Charles Ferguson Barker, a glossary of scientific terms, and charming page to keep field notes, Under Michigan is a wonderful resource for young explorers to use at home, in school, or on a trip across Michigan.
Gems and Minerals of Arizona
There's gold in them thar hills! Along with silver, turquoise, copper, and tons (literally) of other minerals. This guidebook explains what you will find and where in Arizona you will find it. Prospectors were right on target when they came to Arizona! A handy pocker sized field guide to the gems and minerals of Arizona.
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
AAPG Mid-Atlantic Geological Highway Map (Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia)
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. Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Revised 1989.
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.
Kenyon Hoe/Cultivator Mattock
This Kenyon Tool Pro-Grade All Steel Cultivating Mattock is one tough tool to include in your rockhounding gear. My favorite part is the 3/8'' diameter tines for raking through your prospect pile. Loosen up the soil and gravel with the 2'' wide by 3/16'' thick steel hoe end then rake through with the tines while watching carefully for your target specimens. It's very ''Heavy-Duty'' short handled tool for the serious rockhound. All steel construction with a generous handle diameter vinyl grip. The mattock has 14” overall length. You can also practice digging for gold by using it in the garden on those weekends when you can't get away.
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