Southwest Treasure Hunters Gem & Mineral Guide
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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Gems & Minerals of California
A handy pocket size field guide to the gems and minerals of California. The geology of California is extremely diverse. This creates a wide variety of gems and minerals found in the state. Not only does the book provide a description of the findings, but locations as well.
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.
Veteran rockhound and author William A. Kappele provides detailed directions to each site, concise information about the materials and gem stones you may find there, what tools to bring, the best season to visit, what kind of vehicle you will need to get there, and a wealth of other information to tantalize beginners as well as the most ardent rockhounds. After over 30 years of scouring the American West for lapidary fodder, Kappele says many of the sites in this book are by far some of the best he's yet encountered. May your journey be fruitful and your collecting bag be heavy on the way home, and be sure that somewhere in that bag, among your rocks, you haven't forgotten your copy of Rockhounding Nevada.
Gem Trails of Colorado
This indispensable guide provides clear maps, concise directions, detailed text and B/W photos highlighting over 75 collecting sites. A section of color photos aid in identifying the rocks and minerals found at the end of the gem trail. 144 pgs.
Although the rockhounding treasures are many in this vast and sparsely populated state, author Kenneth Graham points out that 'sometimes the joy is in the search itself.' The 75 sites described in this guide will take you across the red desert to the high mountain majesty of the Big Horns and Wind Rivers as well as the geologic wonders of Yellowstone National Park. Graham, a former hardrock miner, developed an interest in rocks at an early age, and he shares his enthusiasm for rockhounding and his appreciation for the diverse Wyoming landscape that holds the treasure. Each description provides detailed information complete with maps on how to find the remote as well as popular digs, what will likely be found there, the tools to bring, the best season to visit, the appropriate vehicle to drive, or when to lace up your hiking boots to get to those out-of-the-way places. Be sure to take along Rockhounding Wyoming to plan your next rockhounding adventure
Northwest Treasure Hunters Gem & Mineral Guide
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.
Gem Trails of British Columbia
Pssssst. . . Do you want to get dirty? Gem Trails of British Columbia is sure to get you out onto the back roads and up to your knees in sand and rocks looking for hidden gems. Appealing to the strike-it-rich spirit in all of us, this guide will inspire you to grab a pick and a pan and hit the dirt. Highlighting the best southern British Columbia has to offer, detailed text describes where to go and what to look for at numerous collecting area. Author Cam Bacon calls upon years of experience to offer readers invaluable information, easy-to-follow directional and helpful hints. The book is split into nine sections that cover regions containing a variety of specimens. These regions could be explored over a weekend or for a week. Maps for each site lead the rockhound to prime locations for gems, minerals and fossils. Black and white photos throughout the guide aid in the identification of the correct turnoffs, collecting areas and campgrounds. This thorough, yet concise, volume is an outstanding source of old and new sites - perfect for the day pack of outdoor lover ready to unearth treasures and adventure. 96 Pages, 44 B/W Photos & 44 Line Maps Throughout.
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 For Weekend Prospectors : Easy Tests
Author Sid Wayland examines common minerals and elements, discussing their visible properties and chemical makeups as well as how to identify specimens through a number of tests that can be performed at home or in the field.
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