Gem Trails of Oregon

Author: James R. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 193

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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.

Gem Trails of Northern California

Author: James R. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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This most complete guide to Northern California features sites from the Oregon border south to San Luis Obispo. Beautiful color photographs showcase the specimens that can be found at the sites described. Detailed text and maps make locating collecting areas easy.

Gem Trails of Oregon

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786445

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Revised and expanded 3/E of this very popular guide for Oregon rockhounds and collectors of rock, mineral and fossil specimens. Features over 100 of Oregon's best rock, mineral and fossil collecting sites, including 40 completely new locations. Sites include detailed maps, descriptive text and photos, GPS coordinates, tools required and nearby attractions. With a mineral locator index, glossary, list of mineral clubs and mineral museums, plus a full-color specimen photo insert, this is the indispensable guidebook for either beginning or experienced mineral and fossil hunters.

Gem Trails of Nevada

Author: James R. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786155

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Revised and expanded second editon of this popular rock, mineral and fossil collecting book for NV. Mdaps, photos and detailed text describe where to go and what to look for at over 75 of the best collecting sites throughout the state. Also includes a new glossary, mineral index, and a color insert of specimens.

Rockhounding Oregon

A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Lars Johnson

Publisher: FalconGuides

ISBN: 9780762783663

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best rockhounding sites in Oregon, with valuable tips on what to tools to bring and how to conduct your search. Comprehensive lists of minerals or fossils for each site and excellent color photos will help you know what to look for and to identify what you’ve found. Information on clubs, rock shops, museums, and special attractions are provided. Rockhounding Oregon is a must-have for anyone interested in collecting their own minerals, gems, and fossils in the region.

Desert Gem Trails

A Field Guide to the Gem and Mineral Localities of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts in California and Adjacent Areas of Nevada

Author: Mary Frances Strong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780910652155

Category: Nature

Page: 80

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Field guide to the gems and minerals of the Mohave and Colorado Deserts. Includes maps and photos.

Rocks and Minerals of Washington and Oregon

A Field Guide to the Evergreen and Beaver States

Author: Dan R. Lynch,Bob Lynch

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591932932

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals of the Pacific Northwest! The book features comprehensive entries for rocks and minerals found in Washington and Oregon, from common rocks to rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification - no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative.

Rockhounding Idaho

A Guide to 99 of the State’s Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762763310

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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A complete guide to Idaho's best sites for collecting rocks, minerals, gems, crystals, fossils, and gold.

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493014617

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains is a field guide to more than 130 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301482X

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout North America. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493032364

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from “pebble pup” to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification tips, tools of the trade, how to record your findings, and how to set up a lab or gem shop. Before you know it, you’ll be driving the open roads and traveling home with dusty pockets full of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils—and maybe even gold. Features: * geology basics * popular collectibles, including rocks, gems, fossils, meteorites, and gold * tools of the trade for every level of collector * rules and regulations * polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures

Geology Lab for Kids

52 Projects to Explore Rocks, Gems, Geodes, Crystals, Fossils, and Other Wonders of the Earth's Surface

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631594052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Geology Lab for Kids features 52 simple, inexpensive, and fun experiments that explore the Earth’s surface, structure, and processes. This family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth’s crust, and how water shapes mountains, valleys, and canyons. There is no excuse for boredom with a year’s worth of captivating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities. In this book, you will learn: - How to identify the most common rocks and minerals - How to maintain and display your rock collection - How insects are trapped and preserved in amber - How geysers and volcanoes form and erupt - How layers of rock reveal a record of time - How to pan for gold like a real prospector Geology is an exciting science that helps us understand the world we live in, and Geology Lab for Kids actively engages readers in simple, creative activities that reveal the larger world at work.

Gold Panning the Pacific Northwest

A Guide to the Area’s Best Sites for Gold

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493014838

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Gold Panning the Pacific Northwest is the premiere reference source for anyone who is interested in getting started or continuing their gold prospecting in the pacific northwest region. Containing accurate, up-to-date prospecting information for all known panning areas in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The write-ups for each locale include driving directions, GPS coordinates, historical information, land ownership restrictions, full-color photos, and geological background. Features include: Full-color images GPS coordinates Geology basics Tools of the trade for every level of collector Rules and regulations Polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures

Rockhounding Washington

A Guide to the State's Best Sites

Author: Lars Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493019104

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Guide and source-book with advice on observing and collecting gems and minerals in Washington.

Gem Trails of Southern California

Author: James R. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786254

Category: California, Southern

Page: 215

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A New Edition! The definitive guide to over 70 of the best collecting sites for gems, minerals and fossils in Southern California from San Luis Obispo to San Diego. Detailed maps, text, and B/W locale photos lead the way and vivid color photos of specimens excite the anticipation of great finds.

Gem Trails of Texas

Author: Brad L. Cross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786117

Category: Nature

Page: 167

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Presents a comprehensive guide to over fifty rock hunting sites in six geographical areas of Texas and includes an insert of rock, fossil, and mineral specimens, site locator map, descriptive text, and black-and-white photographs.

Gem Trails of British Columbia

Author: Cam Bacon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780888397249

Category: British Columbia

Page: 104

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A guide to mineral and fossil locations in 10 BC regions, including maps, photos, locale descriptions, and collecting tips for novices and experts alike.

The Oregon Trail

A New American Journey

Author: Rinker Buck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451659164

Category: History

Page: 464

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In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.