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

Gemstones and Minerals

How and where to Find Them

Author: John Sinkankas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gems

Page: 387

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Prospecting and collecting trips; Tools and how to use them; Rock classes and how to recognize them; How mineral deposits form; Field features of mineral deposits; Collecting practices; Preparation of specimens; Storage and exhibit; Marketing mineral specimens and gemstones.

Prospecting for Gemstones and Minerals

Author: John Sinkankas

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781635610635

Category: Nature

Page: 418

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Loaded with information about how, where and why mineral deposits form, Prospecting for Gemstones and Minerals is the perfect primer for the amateur collector. Featuring advice on where to find deposits, what they contain and how to remove crystals from the ground, this guide also covers maps, tools, and provides an introduction to geology.

A Rockhounding Guide to North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains

Author: Michael Streeter

Publisher: Milestone PressInc

ISBN: 9781889596150

Category: Nature

Page: 126

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A guidebook identifying 30 rock and mineral collecting sites, including abandoned mines and prospects, in a 17-county region of western North Carolina. Includes a map and complete directions for each site, minerals to be found there, recommended tools and historical details, if known.

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.

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.

Modern Prospecting

How to Find, Claim and Sell Mineral Deposits

Author: Roger McPherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786162

Category: Nature

Page: 303

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A systematic approach to mineral exploration. Discover how to identify favorable areas; the different types of deposits; and research and testing techniques. Learn about developing a claim, modern assaying, geochemical prospecting, and rock and mineral alteration. With a useful glossary, handy contact information for government agencies, websites and suppliers, Modern Prospecting is the foremost how-to-do-it-right guide to prospecting in the 21st century.

Rockhounding Colorado

A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: William A. Kappele

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493017403

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Rockhounding Colorado takes you to 100 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.

Rockhounding California

A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Gail A. Butler,Shep Koss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 076278623X

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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A complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals .

Rockhounding Virginia

A Guide to the State’s Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Robert Beard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493028537

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Explore the mineral-rich region of Virginia with veteran rockhound Robert Beard’s Rockhounding Virginia and unearth the state’s best rockhounding sites, ranging from popular and commercial sites to numerous lesser-known areas. Featuring an overview of the state’s geologic history as well as a site-by-site guide to the best rockhounding locations, Rockhounding Virginia is the ideal resource for rockhounds of all ages and experience levels.

Rockhounding Wisconsin

A Guide to the State's Best Sites

Author: Robert Beard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493028553

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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Explore the mineral-rich region of Wisconsin with veteran rockhound Robert Beard’s Rockhounding Wisconsin and unearth the state’s best rockhounding sites, ranging from popular and commercial sites to numerous lesser-known areas. Featuring an overview of the state’s geologic history as well as a site-by-site guide to the best rockhounding locations, Rockhounding Wisconsin is the ideal resource for rockhounds of all ages and experience levels.

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

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.

Rockhounding New England

A Guide to 100 of the Region's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Peter Cristofono

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301224X

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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New England is one of the best regions in the country for rockhounds to hunt for minerals, gems, and fossils. The complex geology of the region hosts a stunning variety of material from gold-bearing placers to fossiliferous limestone; from gem-bearing pegmatites to rocks containing some of the rarest minerals on Earth. This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best sites 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. Written by a collector with over 35 years of experience, Rockhounding New England is the first comprehensive rock and mineral collecting guide to New England and a must-have for anyone interested in collecting their own minerals, gems, and fossils in the region.

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.

Colorado Gem Trails and Mineral Guide

Author: Richard M. Pearl

Publisher: Swallow Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 222

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This famous book takes you on an extensive gem and mineral collecting tour of Colorado, revealing the interesting places where Nature has stored her treasures. Detailed directions are given for reaching the noted as well as the little-known localities in all sections of this great mineral-producing state. Included are numerous mileage logs never before published, and many sketch maps made especially for this book. A unique system arranges the localities along segments of the main highways. Latest information is given on local travel and collecting conditions and land ownership, so much desired by collectors who want to make the best use of their time. Gem and mineral societies that welcome visitors -- museums that display outstanding collections -- are all described. Official maps and references to the literature are listed.

Rockhounding Wyoming

A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Kenneth Graham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493027425

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The 75 sites described in this guide 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.

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.

Rockhounding Utah

A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: William A. Kappele,Gary Warren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493009478

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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A completely updated and revised edition brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals .