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Geology: Familiar Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones & Fossils Geology: Familiar Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones & Fossils (Pocket Naturalist Guide)

Geology is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the nature enthusiast. The guide simply explains geological processes, the differences between ...

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Gems & Minerals of the Southwest by: Jennifer Sano Gems & Minerals of the Southwest by: Jennifer Sano

The spectacular terrain of the American Southwest contains some equally spectacular gems and minerals. Jennifer Sano provides an easy-to-read resource...

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Northeast Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide, 6th Ed Northeast Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide, 6th Ed by: Kathy Rygle, Stephen Pedersen

Whether you are an experienced rockhound or "prospector," or just digging for the first time, with a simple rock hammer and a little luck, you too can...

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Northwest Treasure Hunter's Gem Mineral Guide, 6th Northwest Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide, 6th Ed by: Kathy Rygle, Stephen Pedersen

A guidebook for traveling rockhounds or anyone with an interest in gems, rocks or minerals exploring hidden treasures across the United States. Easy-t...

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Southeast Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide, 6th Ed Southeast Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide, 6th Ed by: Kathy Rygle, Stephen Pedersen

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Updated 6th edition with new sites & museums!

Learn Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals

SOUTHEAST

Alabama • Arkansas • Florida • Georgia • Kentucky • Louisiana • Mississippi • Missouri • North Carolina • South Carolina • Tennessee • Virginia • West Virginia

Whether you're digging for the first time or are an experienced rockhound or "prospector," with a simple rock hammer and a little luck, you too can strike it rich ... or at the very least, have fun trying.

This guide offers you easy-to-use information on the ins and outs of "fee dig" mining, complete with locations, costs, tips on technique, entertaining legends and important information on everything from safety kits to the location of the nearest restrooms.

Included are resources for use in identifying your finds, exploring the lapidary arts, and further pursuing an exciting--and possibly profitable--hobby.

  • Equipment and Clothing: What you need and where to find it (or how to make it yourself).
  • Mining Techniques: Step-by-step instructions on panning for gold, sluicing for gems and other methods.
  • Gem and Mineral Sites: Directions and maps, hours, fees and equipment needed. Also includes info on guide services, local camping facilities and more.
  • Museums and Mine Tours: Where to visit commercial and historical mines, as well as museums with exhibits of gems and minerals (for help in learning what to look for).
  • Special Events and Tourist Information: Listings of regional events involving gems and minerals, and sources of general travel and tourism information for every state.
  • Other Features: Where to find your birthstone, your anniversary stone or your zodiac stone; Index by State; Index by Gem/Mineral; U.S. State Gems & Minerals Chart; and more!

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Southwest Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide, 6th Southwest Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide, 6th Ed by: Kathy Rygle, Stephen Pedersen

A guidebook for traveling rockhounds or anyone with an interest in gems, rocks or minerals exploring hidden treasures across the United States. Easy-t...

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Collectors Guide to Mica Group Collectors Guide to Mica Group by: Robert Lauf

Mica is a broad term encompassing about forty minerals, ranging from the common to the rare, many at times forming excellent crystals jewelers use. Th...

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Collectors Guide to Epidote Group Collectors Guide to Epidote Group by: Robert Lauf

Over 90 striking color photos display minerals of the epidote group, well known to mineral collectors for their rich colors and the many interesting m...

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Vesuvianite Crystal Minerals Collector's Guide to the Vesuvianite Group by: Robert Lauf

Among rock-forming minerals, the vesuvianite group is best known through the many colorful crystals collected at the Jeffrey quarry, in Asbestos, Cana...

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Collector's Guide to the Axinite Group Collector's Guide to the Axinite Group by: Robert Lauf

The axinite group of rock-formed minerals is well known to collectors through the spectacularly sharp crystals collected in quantity at Dal'negorsk an...

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Garnet Minerals A Collectors Guide to the Garnet Group by: Robert J. Lauf

Garnet, with its many color varieties, is a favorite of both mineral collectors and gemologists. Superb examples are found at many locales worldwide, ...

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Feldspar Group Collector's Guide to the Feldspar Group by: Robert J. Lauf

Over 100 vivid color photographs of beautiful feldspar minerals show each species in its geological context. The feldspar minerals, as a group, make u...

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Guide Quartz & Silica Minerals Collector's Guide to Quartz and Other Silica Minerals by: Robert J. Lauf

Quartz is prized by both mineral collectors and lapidary artists. Over 130 vivid photographs of these beautiful minerals are presented to show each mi...

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New York State Minerals Guide The Collector's Guide to the Minerals of New York State by: Dr. Steven C. Chamberlain and Dr. George W. Robinson

Continuing a tradition that began in 1842, this book examines 24 localities of particular interest to mineral collectors. These localities are organiz...

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Collector's Guide to Crawfordsville Crinoids Collector's Guide to Crawfordsville Crinoids by: William W. Morgan

Mississippian Age crinoids from Crawfordsville, Indiana, are known worldwide for their completeness, abundance, comparatively large size, and extraord...

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Collector's Guide to Zeolite Group Collector's Guide to the Zeolite Group by: Robert J. Lauf

Among rock-forming minerals, the zeolite group is large and widespread, and is enormously important to industry. Zeolites form excellent crystals. The...

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Collector's Guide to the Amphibole Group Collector's Guide to the Amphibole Group by: Robert J. Lauf

The amphibole group is extremely important, widespread, and beautiful, with a structure that can accommodate a bewildering variety of compositions and...

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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals, 3rd Ed (Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses) by: Patti Polk Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals, 3rd Ed (Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses) by: Patti Polk

Dig into this updated rockhound reference One of the top agate collectors in the world is back with a revised and expanded edition of one of the premi...

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The Crystal Guide: Identification, Purpose, Powers and Values by: Patti Polk The Crystal Guide: Identification, Purpose, Powers and Values by: Patti Polk

Explore the power, properties and pricing of crystals In this unique examination of crystalline types of minerals, esteemed rock, gem, crystal and min...

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Red Book of Minerals, Rocks, and Gemstones (Including Meteorites) Red Book of Minerals, Rocks, and Gemstones (Including Meteorites)

This engaging reference introduces you to the art, science, and hobby of collecting minerals, rocks, and gemstones. High-resolution photographs identi...

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Rocks Minerals Guide The Illustrated Guide to Rocks & Minerals by: John Farndon

This is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals, and how to build your own collection. A comprehensive introduction explain...

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Collecting Agates Jaspers Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North America by: Patti Polk

Treasures of the Earth From the author of "Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals" and one of the leading agate collectors in the world, comes this compr...

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Collector's Guide to Herkimer Diamonds Collector's Guide to Herkimer Diamonds by: Michael R. Walter

This is the first published guide to Herkimer diamonds, striking quartz crystals, that includes all important aspects of interest to anyone curious ab...

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Audubon Field Guide North American Rocks Minerals National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals by: Charles W. Chesterman

Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 ...

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Modern Rockhounding Prospecting Handbook The Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook by: Garret Romaine

This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from "pebble pup" to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification ...

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Practical Encyclopedia of Rocks Minerals The Practical Encyclopedia of Rocks & Minerals by: John Farndon

This is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals. A comprehensive introduction explains the formation and classification of ...

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Fluorescent Minerals The World of Fluorescent Minerals by: Stuart Schneider

The rich and diverse world of fluorescent minerals is explored in this sweeping survey. Breathtakingly pure colors, with their ethereal glow, immediat...

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Worlds Oldest Fossils World's Oldest Fossils by: Bruce Stinchcomb

This valuable book provides information on fossils, fossil collecting, and price ranges for most specimens illustrated. The comprehensive text begins ...

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Gems Minerals ID Gems & Minerals (Identification w/ Large Color Photos) by: Dr. Andreas Landmann

In recent years, minerals and gems have enjoyed growing renown and popularity. At this time there are some 3,800 different minerals known from all par...

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Radioactive Minerals Introduction to Radioactive Minerals by: Robert Lauf

Collectors have long admired uranium and thorium minerals for their brilliant colors, intense ultraviolet fluorescence, and rich variety of habits and...

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