Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, agate, actinolite, adventurine, andalusite, azurite, beryl, bloodstone, chrysocolla, corundum, crystals, flourite, fossils, garnet, kyanite, jade, jasper, obsidian, olivine, opal, opalized wood, petrified wood, rhodonite, realgar, thulite, thundereggs, tourmaline, and zeolite.
The newest addition to Tony Huegel's Backcountry Byways series presents over 50 carefully selected backcountry trips on gravel tracks, old wagon and mining routes, and active logging roads.
Washington Byways takes you and your family to the Olympic Peninsula's soaring mountains, the volcanic cones of the Cascades, the Snake River country's precipitous canyons, and the golden hills of the Palouse. With Huegel as your scout, you'll find and explore dozens of roads and landscapes.
--56 trips on Washington's backroads
--Full-page maps, detailed descriptions, and photos, all in a unique glove-box size
--"At-a-glance" icons that show you the best hiking, biking, and camping opportunities, as well as trips featuring wildlife, historic sites, and incredible views
These trips tour impressively diverse terrain, climate zones, and vegetation. You'll be at sea level on Long Beach and climb to 7000 feet in the North Cascades; you'll turn on the windshield wipers in the Olympic Peninsula's cool rainforests and roll down the windows on the Columbia Basin's warm sagebrush steppe. Washington Byways is all you need to discover the Evergreen State.
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The Raytech Tumble-Vibe 5 Vibratory Tumbler (Model TV-5) is economical and versatile.
Thousands of satisfied customers testify to the durability and simplicity of the Tumble-Vibe 5. Mated with a spare bowl, and a GSH-2 Stone finish Kit, the new TV-5 Starter Kit is a must for any beginner.
This new kit comes complete and ready to operate with a motorized base, two bowls, clear lid, 2 rubber nuts and all the grits necessary for accomplishing the grinding step through the final polish step of most gemstones. The (4) steps that are included are Silicone Carbide (100/1200) Silicon Carbide (700F), Iolox 50, Raybrite TL (GS-H2 Stone Finish Kit for hard rocks and minerals). There's enough grit for 8-15 pounds of stones. This new compact system will handle a myriad of applications. (Polished stones for illustration only. They are not included with this tumbler.)
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This popular low-cost unit is a favorite of the hobbyist and is used commercially as well. Vibrating rock tumblers process rocks 5 times faster than rotary rock tumblers. See results in days rather than weeks! This vibrating rock tumbler will process about four pounds of rock in it's .05 cu ft (3 pint) bowl. Bowl diameter is 8" and has a new convenient solid lid system. Shipping weight is 12 lbs., 1.05 cu. ft.
The Deluxe Moh's Hardness Pick Set now comes in two case types. The wooden case is small enough to carry and the top screws into the base to make a perfect desk stand. The plastic case is longer but the thinner size makes it easier to carry in your field tool set.Hardness is an important and quantifiable physical characteristic of a mineral and in your effort to identify an unknown mineral, the hardness, if known, combined with other properties, can narrow your search to just a handful of possibilities. Simply scratch a smooth surface of your unknown mineral with the picks of various indicated hardness. As an example, if a No. 5 pick scratches the mineral, but a No. 4 pick does not, then your mineral hardness is 4.5. Then compare this against a table of minerals listing hardness values to aid in identifying the unknown mineral.
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