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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Gem Trails of Northern California
Currently out of print and in limited supply. You'll find used copies on Amazon starting at $32.95.
This most complete guide to Northern California features sites from the Oregon border south to San Luis Obispo. Beautiful color photographs showcase the specimens that can be found at the sites described. Detailed text and maps make locating collecting areas easy. 160 pgs.
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.
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.
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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