Northwest Treasure Hunters Gem & Mineral Guide


Northwest Treasure Hunters Gem & Mineral Guide

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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.
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    Over 140 full-color photos of geodes that defy description!

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    Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, agate, beryl, corundum, epodote, feldspar, garnet, geodes, jasper, nodules, opal, opalized wood, petrified wood, quartz, rhodonite, thunder eggs, topaz, tourmaline, and zeolite.

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