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. May of the localities shown on these maps have been widely publicized and some have been worked over quite thoroughly. Actually we have only scratched the surface and most new finds are made in the same general areas. We just have to search a little further or dig a little deeper...."