Gem Trails of Utah
Welcome to rockhounding in Utah. In this best-selling guide, the gem hunter is led to landscapes as diverse as the gems, minerals, and fossils found there. B/W photos highlight the collecting area. A special color section aids in identifying
the specimens. Ideal for both the rockhound who is just starting out and for the collector who has been discovering Utah?s treasures for years. 168 pgs.
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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.
Author William A. Kappele shows you the grandeur of Utah's exposed formations, its canyon walls etched with fossils, and the spires and arches of the Needles District in Canyonlands National Park. Each description includes concise information on the material to be found there, the tools to bring, the best season to visit, the vehicle to drive, or when a remote find suggests it's time to lace up the hiking boots. Readers will glean new insights into the obsidian of the Black Rock sites, jasper at Hell's Backbone, petrified wood at Bullfrog Turnoff, and fossils of sea lillies along the Wasatch Range. May your journeys be fruitful and your bag be heavy on the way home. Somewhere in that bag among your rocks, we hope you haven't forgotten your copy of Rockhounding Utah.
Gem Trails of New Mexico
Mitchell. Revised and expanded edition with over 100 sites to visit. New Mexico is a rockhound?s paradise?with large
amounts of public land available for collecting. From micro-mount and gem quality mineral specimens to fossil pieces containing life forms that are millions of years old. Contains informative text, detailed maps, glossary, mineral index, and a beautiful color insert highlighting the variety of minerals found in New Mexico. 240 pgs.
Northeast Treasure Hunters Gems & Minerals 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.
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 to Eastern Rocks and Minerals
What is the difference between a mineral, a crystal, and a rock? How was each formed? How can specimens be identified? These questions are all answered in this guidebook, which provides a basic introduction to rock and mineral collecting in the northeastern region. An invaluable tool for all beginners, it describes all the secrets of rockhounding: what equipment to take, where to look for particular rocks, and how to test specimens. Color photographs and tables listing physical and chemical properties of various rocks and minerals will help in identifying specimens. For the enthusiast collector, a list of names and addresses of the many rock and mineral clubs in the northeast is also included
Geodes : Natures Treasures
An all new, encompassing book about geodes!
Welcome to nature's
mysterious world of geodes!
In this book two renowned experts share their lifelong passion for geodes and their extensive knowledge of world-class geode deposits as they present the latest theories on the formation and occurrence of these amazing mineral gifts of nature.
- Visit the geode mines of Northern Mexico and Southern Brazil with Brad Cross
- Learn the geode mining process and how the astonishing treasures hidden inside are uncovered.
- Travel with June Culp Zeitner as she explores vast geode deposits throughout the Midwestern United States that provide a recorded history of the ancient seas that once covered the land.
- Discover Florida's ocean harvest of unparalleled agatized geodes.
- Meet the close cousins of geodes - thundereggs, septarians, and concretions.
The most comprehensive book ever written on geodes of the Americas - a definitive reference for serious collectors and a delightful mineral exploration for both experts and novices.
Over 140 full-color photos of geodes that defy description!
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