Rockhounding Alaska: A Guide to 75 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Rockhounding Alaska: A Guide to 75 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

by Montana Hodges
     
 

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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

Overview

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 description 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762750849
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Series:
Rockhounding Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
235,658
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Montana Hodges, a journalist who has worked as a backcountry guide and outdoor/geographic photographer, is the author of Rockhounding Montana, Camping Alaska, and Best Easy Day Hikes Fairbanks (all FalconGuides). An active member of the Chugach Gem and Mineral Society, she has traveled throughout Alaska, from the entire Marine Highway to thousands of roadless miles, by car, bush plane, and foot.

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