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.
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.
Author: Neil R. Bearce
Release Date: 1999-01-01
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.
Author: James R. Mitchell
Release Date: 2010-01-01
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.
Author: William A. Kappele
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-04-01
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.
"There's gold in them thar hills!" Along with silver, turquoise, copper, and tons (literally) of other minerals. This guidebook explains what you will find and where in Arizona you will find it. Prospectors were right on target when they came to Arizona!
Author: James Martin Monaco
Release Date: 2007
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.
With this informative, fully updated and revised guide, you can explore the mineral-rich region of Montana. It describes the state's best rockhounding sites and covers popular and commerical sites as well as numerous little-known areas. This handy guide also descirbes how to collect specimens, includes maps and directions to each site, and lists rockhound clubs around the state. This is truly a complete guide to popular collecting sites in Montana and source-book brimming with advice that can be of use to both the novice and the experienced rockhounder.