Southwest Treasure Hunters Gem & Mineral Guide


Southwest Treasure Hunters Gem & Mineral 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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  • 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.
    GB-55000004
    $11.21
  • Rockhounds Handbook

    Learn about rock and mineral formation, tools, identification, finding minerals in the field, legal aspects preparation and preservation, cutting and polishing, and making jewelry from your finds. Numerous illustrations and B/W photos. Color photos highlight over 50 of the most commonly encountered minerals. Beyond the possibility of making a new find or valuable discovery, rock and mineral collecting is an inexpensive hobby that is an excellent activity for all ages. It also offers the opportunity to explore landscapes as diverse as the rocks and minerals found there.
    Written by the author of the Gem Trails series, The Rockhound's Handbook is an indispensable how-to book for the beginner, and a handy reference guide for the experienced collector.
    GB-80000057
    $9.71
  • 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.
    GB-80000111
    $7.46

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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.
    GB-31020005
    $5.21
  • 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
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    GB-80000141
    $16.65
  • Gem & Mineral Collectors Guide to Idaho

    Newly revised and updated, The Gem & Mineral Collector's Guide to Idaho now combines Volume I and Volume II into one handy rockhounding guide. From Bathtub Mountain and Ruby Rapids to Paris Canyon and Cinder Butte, the author will lead the collector to over 40 of the best mineral, fossil, and gemstone sites Idaho has to offer. Find the best spot in Rabbit Springs to find agate-filled thundereggs or where to hunt for precious opal in Spencer.

    A comprehensive list of Bureau of Land Management agencies and National Forest Services throughout the state is included to aid in planning your collecting adventure. Complete with individual site maps, an overview map, detailed directions, and black and white photos.

    The Gem & Mineral Collector's Guide to Idaho is the essential guide for rockhounding in Idaho.

    For the last two decades, Lanny Ream has been writing and publishing books on the minerals and "popular geology" of the Northwest, and publishes a monthly newspaper for mineral collector's - Mineral News.
    GB-43000101
    $9.95

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  • Mineral Hardness Scale Ruler

    The Mineral Hardness Ruler is a stimulating visual aid, educates in one phase of mineralogy, and provides the standard ruler measurement scales needed in classes.


    Rockhounds, mineral enthusiasts, students, teachers, geologists, and any one interested in rocks and minerals will find the Mineral Hardness Ruler a handy visual aid for quick information on mineral hardness.



    The two-sided, flexible, glossy, vinyl ruler consists of five scales: three measurement scales and two mineral hardness scales. The measurement scales are in standard ruler measurements of tenths of inches, sixteenths of inches, and millimeters. Mohs' relative hardness numbers are integrated into the inch scales, while a separate scale exists for an absolute mineral hardness scale by Rosiwal.


    On one side of the ruler are pictures of the ten common minerals, in full color, selected by Mohs for his relative hardness scale. On the reverse side of the ruler are six common items with their relative hardnesses. These items, along with known minerals, can be used as a handy field kit to test the relative hardness of an unknown mineral.


    Hardness is one property of a mineral that can be used to distinguish among similar minerals. A given mineral can scratch any other mineral of the same or softer hardness. Over a hundred years ago, the German mineralogist Frederick Mohs devised the relative hardness scale that has found favor with mineralogists for over a century. Others, such as Rosiwal, formed absolute hardness scales using the same minerals as Mohs. For example, diamond, the hardest substance in Nature is not twice as hard as apatite, 10 versus 5, but over twenty thousand times as hard, 140,000 versus 6.5.

    FG-00000005
    $3.17
  • 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.
    GB-61000002
    $7.46

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  • Crystals and Crystal Growing

    This clearly illustrated explanation of the basic principles of crystals may be used as a text or supplementary sourcebook by high-school students (for which it was originally written), students at the junior college or undergraduate level, or the general reader with an interest in science.
    GB-80000069
    $14.21

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