This fun book illustrates and discusses 15 varieties of rocks and minerals (such as basalt, slate, limestone, marble), 5 kinds of fossils (such as clams, wood, plants), and 7 kinds of arrowheads and artifacts (such as gunflints, knives, axes).
The chapters include information to help kids find these specimens on a nature walk. The text explains what it looks like, where to find it, and what it is used for. Detailed and true-to-life illustrations help kids identify them. Includes activities and scrapbook pages for notes.
This is a perfect book for children ages 7 to 10.
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.
A fascinating treasure hunt awaits you in the Centennial State. Rockhounding Colorado takes you to nearly one hundred of the best rockhounding sites in the state. Search for amethyst and quartz at the Crystal Hill Mine. Check out the view at Douglas Pass while looking for leaf imprints and insect fossils. Or head to Saint Peters Dome to uncover green, white, and purple fluorite.
Veteran rockhounders William and Cora Kappele lend their more than thirty years of experience, outlining some of the best places to turn up rhodonite, agate, pyrite, and more. You?ll get the inside dirt on the best seasons to hunt, what you?ll find at each site, where to spend the night, and even special attractions to visit while you?re in the area.
Look inside for: detailed descriptions of each site; information on what tools to bring; advice on what kind of vehicle is needed to get to each site; lists of BLM, county office, and National Forest contact information.
Whether you?re a beginner or veteran collector, let Rockhounding Colorado be your guide on your next rockhounding adventure.
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