New Mexico Rockhounding : A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils
New Mexico ranks among the best mineral and fossil collecting regions in the nation and is a destination for rockhounds the world over. New Mexico Rockhounding : A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils gives country-by-country guide descriptions of where to go and what you'll find at more than 150 mineral, rock, gemstone, or fossil collecting sites in the Land of Enchantment. You'll learn where to look for smithsonite at Magdalena's Kelly Mine, quartz "diamonds" in the bluffs of the Pecos River, and Pennsylvanian marine fossils in the limestone cliffs of Jemez Canyon. Also included are descriptions of eleven museums and eight national or state parks of geological paleontological, or archaeological interest.
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Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hardrock Gold
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Jim Straight has been
involved in some
form of prospecting
for over half a
Jim found his first
detected nugget on a
hardrock mine dump
Nevada. For the last
fifteen years he has
metal detected both
desert dryplacer areas
and hardrock gold
He is a 1954 graduate
of the Mackay School
of Mines, University
of Nevada. Jim has a
B.S. degree in Geological
and has completed
post graduate classes
Detecting for Hardrock Gold" has been written especially for the serious
student who is self-committed and willing to study and become more
This booklet is not a simple course in "Introduction to Nuggetshooting
101." Instead, it is meant to be "Advanced Nuggetshooting 421" and is
intended to be semi-technical. It will lead the serious detectorist, who is
determined to find gold nuggets, along a learning path by introducing
little-known technical aspects and correct terminology.
Explanations, references, illustrations, charts, tables, and a glossary round
out the basic information.
Emphasis is placed on epithermal deposits that have formed eluvial
placers, "how to" detect them for gold nuggets, and "how to" understand
the relationship of regional geology to the types of placer deposits.
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