• Nature

Rockhounding New Mexico

A Guide To 140 Of The State's Best Rockhounding Sites
Author: Martin Freed,Vaskys Ruta
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461746450
Category: Nature
Page: 272
View: 7324
More than a third of New Mexico is public land that holds untold quantities of mineralogical treasure. With this book anyone can learn where to find unusual mineral displays, fossils, jasper, agate, petrified wood—not to mention more obsidian than one rockhound could possibly collect in a lifetime. The array and quality of such materials just waiting to be found in New Mexico are almost mind-boggling. Rockhounding New Mexico describes 140 of the state's best rockhound sites, covering popular and commercial sites as well as numerous little-known areas. This handy guide describes where and how to collect specimens, includes maps of each site as well as directions, and provides reliable recommendations for accommodations, camping, and other special attractions. It is, in short, a complete and outstanding introduction to the many sides of a fascinating hobby.

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Rockhounding Colorado

A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites
Author: William A. Kappele
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493017403
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 4934
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.

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Rockhounding Arizona

A Guide To 75 Of The State's Best Rockhounding Sites
Author: Gerry Blair
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 146174587X
Category: Nature
Page: 232
View: 5109
Updated and revised to reflect the latest information on this alluring state of extremes, Rockhounding Arizona includes more than seventy of Arizona's best rockhounding sites and their emblematic activities, from jasper hunting in the historic mining district near Bagdad to searching for gold in the Superstition Mountains and digging for turquoise at the foot of the Hieroglyphic Range. Rockhounding Arizona covers popular and commercial sites as well as little-known areas. It describes where to view mineral specimens and prehistoric artifacts at Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest national parks, as well as on tribal lands. Brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals, this handy reference also includes maps, and directions to each site as well as to museums, rock shops, and major tracts of public land. For the beginner, it offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby. For the expert, it is an outstanding guide and sourcebook.

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New Mexico Rockhounding

A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils
Author: Stephen M. Voynick
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 309
View: 996
New Mexico ranks among the best mineral and fossil collecting regions in the nation and is a destination for rockhounds the world over. Beginning with background information to get you started, New Mexico Rockhounding--organized geographically by county a

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New Mexico Rocks & Minerals

The Collecting Guide (including Maps)
Author: Frank S. Kimbler,Robert J. Narsavage
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0913270970
Category: Nature
Page: 70
View: 2046
This guide contains a detailed listing of collectable New Mexico minerals, agates, and petrified wood, and includes more than 125 collecting sites with maps.

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Gem Trails of New Mexico


Author: James R. Mitchell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781889786483
Category: Nature
Page: 280
View: 8689
New Mexio is a rockhound's paradise. From micromount and gem quality mineral specimens to fossil pieces of life forms millions of years old there is something of interest for both the novice and experienced collector. This latest fully revised editon of 118 sites updates the old ones and adds 23 new sites. Photos, maps, and detailed site descriptions including GPS coordinates, tools needed, and driving conditions help, along with a mineral locator index, glossary, list of museums and rock clubs plus a full color specimen photo insert.

    • Science

Minerals of Arizona

A Field Guide for Collectors
Author: Neil R. Bearce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780945005339
Category: Science
Page: 187
View: 9174
The complete guide for both novice rockhounds and experienced rock and mineral collectors with new and exciting collecting sites that exist and are easily accessible. Includes topographical maps, full-color photos, and site difficulty scales.

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Rockhounding Alaska

A Guide to 75 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites
Author: Montana Hodges
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762765755
Category: Nature
Page: 232
View: 5041
Rockhounding Alaska will be an in-depth guide to the rocks, minerals and fossils legally found and collected within the state. The book will contain a light, informative overview of the geologic history of Alaska as well as a site-by-site guide to approximately 70 collecting locations. Included with every site will be clear concise driving directions, a GPS position and list of major attractions and local amenities. The exciting locations stretch from Kodiak Island to the Arctic Circle and range from ancient fossilized sea creatures to precious gems and gold nuggets.

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Fee Mining and Rockhounding Adventures in the West


Author: James Martin Monaco,Jeannette Hathaway Monaco
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781889786384
Category: Nature
Page: 240
View: 442
This unique guide directs you to a wide variety of both "fee and free" rockhounding and mineral adventures throughout the western states. Covers 100 collecting locations plus 153 museums, caves, points of interest, fairs and festivals. Digging locations include fee mines, gold prospecting areas, rock mineral and fossil collecting sites plus adventures and cave tours. Includes site information, hours of operation, costs, directions and maps, contact info, and tools and supplies needed. Excellent for anyone interested in rocks and minerals from the casual hobbyist to serious collectors to family vacationers.

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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals


Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149301482X
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 2550
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.

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Gem Trails of Texas


Author: Brad L. Cross
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781889786117
Category: Nature
Page: 167
View: 9970
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.

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New Mexico Journey Guide

A Driving & Hiking Guide to Ruins, Rock Art, Fossils & Formations
Author: Jon Kramer,Julie Martinez,Vernon Morris
Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)
ISBN: 9781591932215
Category: Travel
Page: 232
View: 9687
A guidebook emphasizing New Mexico's ancient history and geography. Includes site-specific details, including driving directions.

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New Mexico Rocks & Minerals

A Field Guide to the Land of Enchantment
Author: Dan R. Lynch,Bob Lynch
Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)
ISBN: 9781591934455
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 3274
Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Land of Enchantment! The book features comprehensive entries for 127 New Mexico rocks and minerals, 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.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Gem

The Definitive Visual Guide
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465462120
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 440
View: 9868
Gem is a dazzling visual guide to precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that weaves together beautiful, specially commissioned images and science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds to sapphires to limestone, this comprehensive guide profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Additionally, a reference section at the end of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and non-precious stones. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Gem combines stunning photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift giving.

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Colorado Rockhounding

A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils
Author: Stephen M. Voynick
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780878422920
Category: Nature
Page: 372
View: 8262
Your complete guide to the state's rich and varied mineral, gemstone, and fossil sources. In Colorado, rockhounds may pick agate and petrified wood from the vast Great Plains, follow dinosaur tracks on hogback ridges, pan gold in mountain streams, hunt g


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Gemstones of the World


Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402768293
Category: Nature
Page: 319
View: 1203
Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.

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Rockhounding Nevada

A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites
Author: William A. Kappele
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762777001
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 8815
A complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals.

    • Science

Evolution of North America


Author: Philip Burke King
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400868491
Category: Science
Page: 216
View: 5590
In revising his now classic work on the geology of North America, Philip B. King has devoted attention both to the new concepts of global tectonics and to new facts obtained from fieldwork in recent years. From its overview of the natural history of continents, to the sections describing the characteristics and history of each region, this remains a fundamental text on continental geology. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.