Rock Hounding & Geology

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest is a field guide to the Southwest’s most common, sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket, this guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond.
Coast to Coast Gem Atlas
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An Excerpt from the foreword:"... A rockhound could spend a lifetime of fruitless searching without leads to show the way, so that is the purpose of this GEM ATLAS. Over a period of years we have noted and compiled every gem location made known to us.
Southwest Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide
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Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rockhound/prospector, with a 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" mini
Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History
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g the word “minerals” in its broadest sense, Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History features the metals, alloys, rocks, and organic minerals and gemstones that humans have used as the building blocks of civilization.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals
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The National Audubon Society's Field Guide to Fossils provides descriptions of 200 minerals (including 20 classified as gemstones) and 40 rocks, as well as descriptions of the natural environments where they occur.