Join popular ABC-TV weather forecaster Spencer Christian as he explores the
extraordinary tales that rocks tell about the history of the earth and the
life of our ancestors. Meet Lucy, one of the most famous human fossils in the
world. Name your own dinosaur. Cook up some red-hot lava--or make rocks in
It's an action-packed tour that takes you around the world and through your
own backyard as you follow the exciting trail of rock history, legend, and
lore. Lots of easy-to-do activities let you experience nature up close--and
dozens of fun facts and illustrations bring the world's wonders to vivid life.
For children ages 8 to 12
Students say "Rocks Rock! With this Clever Catch. Test your students ability to recall important rock facts.This 24" inflatable ball makes learning about Rocks and their properties a bunch of fun! Play a quick game by tossing the ball back and forth between two students or a group, and wherever the students left thumb lands is the question that gets answered!! Teacher?s answers and instructions for game play are included on the enclosed answer sheet. Examples of the 96 questions:
California Gold & Gems Maps, Northern Edition is a comprehensive collection to assist the rockhound in locating 40 gem sites. The source of information has been taken from numerous publications. All known types of rock and gem deposits could not be included because of the numerous types and locations would be overwhelming. Some of the reported gold and gold districts are included as far back as 1850.
The first report of gold in California was published in Spain in 1510. California was believed to be an island north of Mexico where gold and precious stones were abundant. Gold was actually mined in California as early as the late 18th century but the "rush" did not begin until the discovery at Sutters Mill in 1848.
Rock and Gem collecting in California is virtually unlimited as illustrated by the key symbols on each USGS map section. A few counties that host exciting deposits are as follows: Siskiyou, Trinity, Tehama and Plumas.
The early maps included in this publication were located in various archival collections. The primary sources were the National Archives and the California State Library. The U.S. Geological Survey supplied the featured modern map. The design is planietric for clarity.
Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, actinolite, agate, amazonite, amethyst, apatite, apache tears, argonite, azurite, beryl, calcite, carnelian, chalcedony, chert, chrysocolla, epidote, feldspar, flourite, fossils, garnet, geodes, hematite, jade, jasper, kyanite, malachite, obsidian, opal, orthoclase, petrified wood, psilomelane, pyrite, quartz, rhondonite, rhyolite, serpentine, topaz, travertine, tourmaline, turquoise, and wollastonite.
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