A fascinating treasure hunt awaits you in the Centennial State. Rockhounding Colorado takes you to nearly one hundred of the best rockhounding sites in the state. Search for amethyst and quartz at the Crystal Hill Mine. Check out the view at Douglas Pass while looking for leaf imprints and insect fossils. Or head to Saint Peters Dome to uncover green, white, and purple fluorite.
Veteran rockhounders William and Cora Kappele lend their more than thirty years of experience, outlining some of the best places to turn up rhodonite, agate, pyrite, and more. You?ll get the inside dirt on the best seasons to hunt, what you?ll find at each site, where to spend the night, and even special attractions to visit while you?re in the area.
Look inside for: detailed descriptions of each site; information on what tools to bring; advice on what kind of vehicle is needed to get to each site; lists of BLM, county office, and National Forest contact information.
Whether you?re a beginner or veteran collector, let Rockhounding Colorado be your guide on your next rockhounding adventure.
From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, Rock and Gem is an incredible celebration of the Earth's buried treasures. Including specially commissioned photographs of more than 450 illustrious specimens and information-rich text, this book illustrates each stone's unique characteristics and its relationship to humankind through the ages.
A remarkable study of the Earth's rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils, this stunning volume reveals the breath and wonder of these outstanding natural phenomena and the fascinating ways they have been prized and used.
Striking visual profiles present the entire range of rocks and minerals, with key information for accurate identification, and practical advice on how to cut, polish, and display objects, as well as an intriguing look at the many ways they have been used, from basic building blocks to fine decoration.(Softcover | | 360 pages | ISBN 9780756633424 | 2005,2008)
This packet contains 4 17 1/2 X 23 inch maps printed on both sides. The maps divide the state into four sections and show the location of 119 gems in addition to gold and silver. The maps featured were chosen due to their clarity in spite. This package is a must for both the serious or the part time rock hound.
Acanthite, Actinolite, Adamite, Agate, Albite, Alunite, Amethyst, Anatase, Andalusite, Andradite, Andularia, Anglesite, Anhydrite, Apache tears, Apatite, Apophyllite, Aragonite, Atacamite, Aurichalcite, Autunite, Azurite, Barite, Bertrandite, Beryl, Biotite, Bixbyite, Bornite, Brochantite, Calcite, Cassiterite, Celestite, Cerargyrite, Cerussite, Chalazite, Chalcedony, Chalcopyrite, Chert, Chrysocolla, Clintonite, Conichalcite, Corundum, Cuprite, Diopside, Dolomite, Durangite, Enargite, Epidote, Feldspar, Fluorite, Fossil, Galena, Garnet, Geodes, Goethite, Gold, Grossular, Hematite, Hemimorphite, Heulandite, Hornblende, Ilmenite, Jasper, Kaolinite, Kyanite, Laumontite, Limonite, Ludwigite, Magnetite, Malachite, Manganite, Mimetite, Monazite, Muscovite, Nodules, Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Orthoclase, Petrified wood, Psilomelane, Pyrite, Pyrolusite, Pyrrhotite, Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Rosasite, Rutile, Sanidine, Scheelite, Scolecite, Selenite, Scorodite, Septarin nodules, Sericite, Serpentine, Siderite, Silver, Skarn, Smithsonite, Sphalerite, Sphene, Spinel, Staurolite, Stibiconite, Stibnite, Stilbite, Sunstone, Szalbelyite, Tetrahedrite, Titanite, Topaz, Tourmaline, Tremolite, Turquoise, Uraninite, Vesuvianite, Wavellite, Wollastonite, Wulfenite, Zoisite
The Prospector's Rock Hammer is a very light duty rock hammer with a 22 oz. drop forged head and a tubular handle with rubber grip. The hammer head is larger than the Estwing Rock Hammers. The pointed end is not tapered to the extent of nor is it as long as the Estwing Rock Hammers. This is not a tip for digging fossils as it is not tapered enough to really penetrate into sandstone. The larger hammer face, the thin grip, and the duller pointed end make it a great starter rock hammer for children when you're not sure the young geologist is going to stay interested.
Cheap enough that you can throw one in each of your vehicles just in case you come across an interesting roadcu.., er..., outcrop.
The Prospector's Rock Hammer is for light duty or use with soft rock. The hammer head is pressed onto a tubular steel handle. Since it isn't one solid piece of drop forged steel like the Valley Rock Hammer or Estwing Rock Hammers it can't be used for prying out specimens. As with any two piece hammer, after a little use the head will become detached from the handle. Best used as a hammer for young children without the upper body strength to really swing a hammer with any force. Consider this a toy or a one time use hammer.
|Head Width||Overall Length||Head Weight||Total Weight|
|6 inches||12 3/8 inches||22 ounces||1 pound 10.5 ounces|
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