Lake Superior Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Lake Superior Area

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Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals of the Lake Superior region! The book features comprehensive entries for rocks and minerals found in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, from common rocks to rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification - no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be ...
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Overview

Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals of the Lake Superior region! The book features comprehensive entries for rocks and minerals found in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, from common rocks to rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification - no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative.
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Lake Superior Magazine - Connie LeMay
Lake Superior Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Lake Superior Area by Bob Lynch & Dan Lynch

Small size, bright photography, clear descriptions of rocks and minerals and even an entry on "junk" you'll find on a Lake Superior beach ... this handy volume has what rock pickers are looking for when they are looking at Lake Superior rocks and agates.
Bob Lynch, owner of Agate City in Two Harbors, Minnesota, and his son, Dan Lynch, make the perfect knowledgeable guides on a tour of lake stones. Besides a general section on rocks and minerals, the pocket-sized book has separate sections on each of the three Lake Superior shore states - Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. It has a quick guide summary to rocks and to rock shops and museums. Fourteen pages are for the agate and its varied Lake Superior version alone. Each entry has information on where to look for particular minerals or agates. The photography, by Dan, makes it easy to identify what you've picked up off the beach.
This is a great guide, but the really cool thing is that after just a few sessions of comparing your beach rocks to this book's descriptions, you'll look like an expert yourself when you impress friends and family with your understanding of what you've found.
- Konnie LeMay

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591930952
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 719,925
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Lynch is a lapidary and jeweler living and working in Two Harbors, Minnesota. He has been cutting and polishing rocks and minerals since 1973, when he desired more variation in gemstones for his work with jewelry. When he moved from Douglas, Arizona, to Two Harbors in 1982, his eyes were opened to Lake Superior's entirely new world of minerals. In 1992, Bob and his wife Nancy, whom he taught the art of jewelry making, acquired Agate City Rock Shop, a family business founded by Nancy's grandfather, Art Rafn, in 1962. Since the shop's revitalization, Bob has made a name for himself as a highly acclaimed agate polisher and as an expert resource for curious collectors seeking advice. Now, the two jewelers keep Agate City Rocks and Gifts open year-round and are the leading source for Lake Superior agates, with more on display and for sale than any other shop in the country.

Dan R. Lynch has a degree in graphic design with emphasis on photography from the University of Minnesota Duluth. But before his love of art and writing came a passion for rocks and minerals, developed during his lifetime growing up in his parents' rock shop in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Combining the two aspects of his life seemed a natural choice and he enjoys researching, writing about, and taking photographs of rocks and minerals. Working with his father, Bob Lynch, a respected veteran of Lake Superior's agate-collecting community, Dan spearheads their series of rock and mineral field guides:definitive guidebooks that help amateurs "decode" the complexities of geology and mineralogy. He also takes special care to ensure that his photographs compliment the text and always represent each rock or mineral exactly as it appears in person. He currently works as a writer and photographer in Bellingham, Washington, with his beautiful fiancée, Julie.

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  • Posted October 22, 2009

    Great Resource Book

    This is a very informative book specific to the Lake Superior Region. Great photographs and information. This has become an important part of my rock & mineral resource library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2009

    THE PERFECT BOOK FOR LAKE SUPERIOR ROCK PICKERS!

    I have many books about rocks in and around lake superior, but this one is the best field guide. The best pictures, and very organized information.

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