Midwest Gem, Fossil, and Mineral Trails: Great Lakes States by Zeitner
Describes where and what to collect in Minnesota, Wisconsin,
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. Learn how to hunt on your own, what collectibles can be found and how to preserve your specimens. 128 pgs.
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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.
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.
Gem Trails of Colorado
This indispensable guide provides clear maps, concise directions, detailed text and B/W photos highlighting over 75 collecting sites. A section of color photos aid in identifying the rocks and minerals found at the end of the gem trail. 144 pgs.
Although the rockhounding treasures are many in this vast and sparsely populated state, author Kenneth Graham points out that 'sometimes the joy is in the search itself.' The 75 sites described in this guide will take you across the red desert to the high mountain majesty of the Big Horns and Wind Rivers as well as the geologic wonders of Yellowstone National Park. Graham, a former hardrock miner, developed an interest in rocks at an early age, and he shares his enthusiasm for rockhounding and his appreciation for the diverse Wyoming landscape that holds the treasure. Each description provides detailed information complete with maps on how to find the remote as well as popular digs, what will likely be found there, the tools to bring, the best season to visit, the appropriate vehicle to drive, or when to lace up your hiking boots to get to those out-of-the-way places. Be sure to take along Rockhounding Wyoming to plan your next rockhounding adventure
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.
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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