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Rockhounding California: A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites
     

Rockhounding California: A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

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by Gail A. Butler
 

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Although known for its gold production, California is a virtual haven for rock and gem collectors. With this fully revised and upated edition, you can explore the mineral-rich desert regions, comb tide-washed beaches for jade, agate, abalone, fossilized whale bone, and prospect in the mountains and hills for gold, copper, and other minerals and gems. It describes 75

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Although known for its gold production, California is a virtual haven for rock and gem collectors. With this fully revised and upated edition, you can explore the mineral-rich desert regions, comb tide-washed beaches for jade, agate, abalone, fossilized whale bone, and prospect in the mountains and hills for gold, copper, and other minerals and gems. It describes 75 of the state's best rockhounding sites and covers popular and commercial sites as well as numerous little-known areas. This handy guide also describes how to collect specimens, includes maps, directions, and GPS coordinates for each site, and lists rockhound clubs around the state. Rockhounding California offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762786237
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Series:
Rockhounding Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
588,034
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Gail Butler was a contributing editor to Rock and Gem magazine for more than 20 years and has written many articles on rockhounding, gold prospecting, lapidary, and other subjects for various publications. Now retired, she resides in Elsinore, Utah.

The California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS) was organized in 1936 to bring about a closer association of Clubs and Societies devoted to the study of Earth Sciences and the practice of Lapidary Arts and Crafts in the Western part of the United States.

The CFMS includes approximately 137 clubs and societies mostly in California. There are a few clubs outside this area in Arizona and Nevada due to historical affiliation. The CFMS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).

 

learn more at www.cfmsinc.org

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Rockhounding California, 2nd: A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
haffmoon More than 1 year ago
This book may be the one for you. Fairly current. Easy to read and lots of places to choose from. I enjoyed thumbing thru and deciding where to go. My only wish would be for color photos of rocks and locales.