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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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