Gems and Minerals of Arizona
There's gold in them thar hills! Along with silver, turquoise, copper, and tons (literally) of other minerals. This guidebook explains what you will find and where in Arizona you will find it. Prospectors were right on target when they came to Arizona! A handy pocker sized field guide to the gems and minerals of Arizona.
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Under Michigan : The Story of Michigans Rocks and Fossils
Most people recognize Michigan by its mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula and the Great Lakes embracing the state. Underneath the earth’s surface, however, is equally distinctive evidence of an exciting history. Michigan rests on sedimentary rocks that reach down into the earth’s crust more than fourteen thousand feet—a depth three-and-a-half times deeper than the Grand Canyon. Within these layers of rock rest all sorts of ancient fossils and minerals that date back to the eras when tropical seas spread across Michigan and hot volcanoes flung molten rock into its skies—long before mile-thick glaciers bulldozed over Michigan and plowed through ancient river valleys to form the Great Lakes.
Under Michigan is the first book for young readers about the geologic history of the state and the structure scientists call the Michigan Basin. A fun and educational journey, Under Michigan explores Earth’s geological past, taking readers far below the familiar sights of Michigan and nearby places to explain the creation of minerals and fossils and show where they can be found in the varying layers of rock. Readers will learn about the hard rock formations surrounding Michigan and also discover the tall mountain ridges hidden at the bottom of the Great Lakes. With beautiful illustrations by author Charles Ferguson Barker, a glossary of scientific terms, and charming page to keep field notes, Under Michigan is a wonderful resource for young explorers to use at home, in school, or on a trip across Michigan.
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.
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.
Expert Gerry Blair describes more than seventy of the state's best rockhounding areas, from jasper hunting in the historic mining district near Bagdad to searching for gold in the Superstition Mountains and digging for turqoise at the foot of the Hieroglyphic Range. This guidebook covers popular and commercial sites as well as little-known sites. It also describes where to view mineral specimens and prehistoric artifacts at Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest national parks, as well as on tribal lands. Brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals, this handy book also includes maps and directions to each site and directions to museums, rock shops, and major public land areas. For the beginner, Rockhounding Arizona offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby. For the expert, it is an outstanding guide and source-book.
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
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