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A Beginner's Guide to Rockhounding, Gem Collecting, Gold Prospecting, and Fossil Hunting Basic Rockhounding and Prospecting is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning the basics of collecting rocks and minerals. It's the perfect companion title to the more advanced Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook. Readers will learn how to identify common rocks and minerals, and where to look for them. Using labs, procedures, pictorials, and discussions to help readers learn, this book will cover the basics of geology, describing the three main rock groups, with extensive pictures to show what to look for and how to figure out what is out there. Look inside for: *Geology basics *Rules and regulations *Polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures *Popular collectibles, including rocks, gems, fossils, meteorites, and gold *Tools of the trade for every level of collector
A complete guide to finding, collecting, and preparing the state's gems and minerals Rockhounding Alaska is a must-have book for collecting rocks, minerals, and fossils in the Last Frontier. This guidebook features an overview of the state's geologic history as well as a site-by-site guide to seventy-five collecting locations that stretch from Kodiak Island to the Arctic Circle, with treasures ranging from ancient fossilized sea creatures to precious gems and gold nuggets. A complete and accurate guidebook to the state's vast riches, Rockhounding Alaska is the ideal resource for rockhounds of all ages and experience levels. Look inside to find: * Maps and detailed site descriptions with directions and GPS coordinates * Suggested tools and techniques * Land-use regulations and legal restrictions * Contact information for land managers * Additional information on rock shops, attractions, and local history
The Grenville Province, covering much of upstate New York, southeastern Ontario, and southern QuA (c)bec, has been the source of many amazing mineral specimens. Its crystalline rocks are more than a billion years old, and unlike most mineralogical heritage sites, new discoveries are the rule rather than the exception.The province also contains deposits of commercially important minerals such as iron, zinc, talc, garnet, apatite, and mica. More than 400 photographs highlight specimens from the world-renowned collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature, the New York State Museum, and selected private collections. This pleasurable journey includes sections devoted to colorful gemstones and fluorescent minerals, and explains the mineralogical, geological, and historical significance of these minerals.
Minerals of the World is an attractive and up-to-date guide to more than 500 minerals from around the world. The succinct text--covering crystallography, properties, names and varieties, structure, diagnostic features, and occurrence--and the discussion of less common minerals not found in other guides make this an invaluable resource. With over 600 exquisite color photographs and crystallographic diagrams, this book is unequalled. It is set to become the field guide of choice for mineral collectors and students of mineralogy. * The most up-to-date popular guide to minerals available * Text covers crystallography, physical properties, chemical properties, names and varieties, diagnostic features, and occurrence * More than 500 minerals treated with examples from around the world * More than 600 superb color photographs and crystallographic diagrams * Tabular overview of common minerals and their properties
The Evolution of the Igneous Rocks, by N. L. Bowen, appeared in 1928 and had a profound influence on later generations of petrologists. Drawing on his series of lectures at Princeton University in the spring of 1927, Dr. Bowen identified, outlined, and applied the principles of physical chemistry relevant to petrological processes. Whereas the major petrochemical questions he discussed are still relevant today, the answers appear to change with time. The purpose of the present volume is to provide an updated view of those questions, in the light of almost fifty years of accumulated observations, using the principles Bowen set forth. Originally published in 1979. 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.
Learn how to really find Petoskey Stones! Michigan's famous stone and its rays of the rising sun are admired and desired across the country--and around the world. This is the only guide you need to begin finding and collecting the Petoskey Stone. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions help to turn those once frustrating hunts into successful one. Discover where to look, from obvious spots like Lake Michigan beaches and Petoskey State Park to lesser known locales, including gravel pits and roadbeds. Find out what to look for in watery areas and why the search is entirely different in dry environs. Along the way, you'll learn the legends, myths, and facts that surround Michigan's official State Stone, like which fossilized skeletons give it its unforgettable appearance. From the first signs of spring until winter arrives in full force, grab Petoskey Stone by Dan R. Lynch and begin your next rock-hunting adventure!