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#1Chris Ralph Book

Fists Full of Gold: How to Find Gold in the Mountains & Deserts (signed by author)

Author: Chris Ralph (Every Copy we sell is signed by Chris Ralph)

PUBLICATION DATE: January 14, 2010

362 Pages
BRAND NEW UNREAD COPY
Written in English

"If you purchase only one prospecting book, this the one you want to own". Joey Wilson, Adventures In Prospecting

Chris Ralph, Mining Engineer, Associate Editor for ICMJ's Prospecting & Mining Journal and Guest Host for the Adventures In Prospecting TV/Internet Series, has put all of the most important information about finding gold into one complete book. Easy to read, Illustrations, Pictures, Diagrams and Maps are all here to help increase your knowledge base when it comes to mining gold in both placer and hardrock deposits. Equipment, Geology, Techniques, both small scale and large scale mining. The best book ever written on How to Find GOLD!!

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#2Rockhounders Bilble

The Rockhound and Prospector's Bible

Author: L.J. Ettinger

PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

136 Pages
BRAND NEW UNREAD COPY
Written in English

Covers with word and illustration: Mineral Identification, Atomic Structures of Minerals, Crystals, Igneous Rock Forming Minerals, Classification of Igneous Rocks both extrusive and intrusive, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic rocks, Magmatic Deposits, Hydrothermal Deposits, Secondary Deposits, Placer Deposits, Gemstones, Maps, Prospecting Techniques, Protecting your find and DETERMINATIVE TABLES to help you identify rocks!

Geology, the study of the earth is a complex subject. This book was written to simplify the basic study of rocks, minerals, gemstones and prospecting for the enjoyment of amateur rockhounds and prospectors. These subjects are tied together, making this book excellent as a reference by professionals.

Some 30 minerals make up most rocks you will encounter, and learning to identify rocks will then allow you to identify geologic environments. Being able to identify geologic environments will allow you to predict where you might find a variety of rocks, minerals and gemstones. That little bit of extra understanding and knowledge will make a difference and add to the enjoyment of an outdoor activity that the entire family can share.

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#3Modern Prospecting

MODERN PROSPECTING: How to Find, Claim and Sell Mineral Deposits

Author: Rodger McPherson

PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

301 Pages
BRAND NEW UNREAD COPY
Written in English

In Modern Prospecting, an experienced prospector passes on information acquired though 20 years of classroom study, field work in the western states and Alaska, and trial and error. Chapter include descriptions of the major types of deposits; interviews with professional geologists; how to obtain an assay; use geochemical and geophysical methods; and stake a proper claim...

Including: Posting and Flagging Your Claims, Researching an Area to find the Land Status, Claim Fees, Topographic Maps, Claim Forms, Following Up on Claims, Summary.

With its handy glossary and helpful information on government agencies, websites, and other contact assays, suppliers, and geological bulletins, Modern Prospecting is the foremost how-to-do-it-right guide to prospecting and filing a mining claim.

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#4Sniping for Gold

Underwater Sniping For Gold

Author: Sam Radding & Jim Garlock

PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

144 Pages
BRAND NEW UNREAD COPY
Written in English

INCLUDES:
How to recover underwater gold using a mask, snorkel and crevicing tools
Fun Facts about gold. How to clean and sell your gold once you have found it.
A bonus section about where to snipe for gold including detailed maps of mining areas.
How to build a suction stick.
Club listings.

Gold, did you ever wish you could find gold without using a pile of expensive equipment? Can a person jump into the water and pick up lots of gold? Well some people do just that, and what they do is called SNIPING. This style of mining is one of the best kept secrets along many gold-bearing rivers. The equipment is simple and inexpensive, but the rewards can be great, in both the doing and finding. Jump in knowing you have a head start on the learning curve that Sam Radding, Jim Garlock and many of their friends spendt years chasing. The gold is still there, and sniping is the most enjoyable way we know to get it. Once you see that first piece of underwater gold, you'll be hooked!

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#5California Ghost Town Trails

 

California Ghost Town Trails

By: Broman and Leadabrand
PUBLICATION DATE: 1985
128 Pages
BRAND NEW
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Written in English

Easy to read reference to historical California towns. Includes maps and photos of many Ghost Towns through out California.

Price: $12.95

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#6Dry Washing for Gold Book

 

Dry Washing for GOLD

By: James Klein
PUBLICATION DATE: 1994
90 Pages
BRAND NEW
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Written in English

Comprehensive text & illustrative guide to dry washing. How & where to use a dry washer. How to recover fine gold. Explains how to build your own dry washer.

Price: $9.95

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#7Dry Washing for Gold Book

 

You Can Find Gold with a Metal Detector

By: Charles Garrett & Roy Lagal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013
142 Pages
BRAND NEW
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Written in English

Charles Garrett, founder of Garrett Electronics & seasoned gold detectorist Roy Lagal share their lifetime of knowledge in gold detecting.

Price: $9.95

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#8Meteorites Book

 

Meteorites

By: Alain Carion
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
73 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

Fact-filled full color photo treasure trove of meteorite science covers meteorite hunting, impact craters, meteorite classifications, tekites, and famous meteorites throughout history. Explains how to indentify meteorites.

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#9Placer Gold Deposits of the Sierra Nevada Book

 

Placer Gold Deposits of the Sierra Nevada

By: Paul D. Morrison
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997
192 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

This book complies and details the gold producing counties of the southern and northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. More than 20 county maps complete this valuable guide to prospecting the Gold Country of California. Details placer gold areas, hydraulic and drift mines, giving location and history.

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#10Gold Fever Book

 

Gold Fever: The Art of Panning & Sluicing

By: Lois De Lorenzo
PUBLICATION DATE: 1970
80 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

Perfect choice for the beginner. Full page illustrations & easy read instruction for panning & sluicing with maps and how to find gold. This book will get you started and then take you to the next level. This book will not show you how to cure gold fever but might give you more symtoms.

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#11Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals

 

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks & Minerals

By: Harlow & Peters
PUBLICATION DATE: 1978
608 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

Practical and easy to use, contains everything that the rock and mineral enthusiast needs to know. This field guide is divided into two large sections -- one devoted to minerals and one to rocks, each prefaced by a comprehensive introduction that discusses formation, chemistry, and more. All 377 entries, beautifully illustrated with color photographs and helpful symbols, provide descriptions and practical information about appearance, classification, rarity, crystal formation, mode of occurance, gravity of mineral, rock chemistry, modal classification fields, formational environments, grain sizes of rocks, and much more.

Whether you are a serious collector or an information seeking amateur, this incomparably beautiful, authoritative guide will prove an invaluable reference.

Price: $20.00

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#12National Geographic Pocket Guide Rocks & Minerals of North America

 

National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks & Minerals of North America

By: Garlick
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014
184 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

Photo rich guide showing both specimens and the terrain in which they are found. Concise intro to rocks, minerals, fossils and formations.

160 geological forms and phenomena across the continental United States and Canada.

Facts and guidelines to easily identify common rocks, minerals, and fossils.

Full color photographs, graphics, and illustrations to aid identification.

Price: $12.95

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#13Recovery and Refining of Precious Metals Book

 

Recovery & Refining of Precious Metals

By: C. W. Ammen
PUBLICATION DATE: 1993
441 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

Rare and out of print 2nd edition Bible of precious metals. Recovery testing, extracting, chemistry, metallurgy, refining form both primary and secondary sources.

Price: $99.95

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#14Gem Trails of Arizona Book

 

Gem Trails of Arizona

By: James R. Mitchell
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
272 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

MORE THAN 100 LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT THE STATE!

Arizona is known the world over for the abundance and variety of its mineralogical treasures. In a landscape as diverse as the minerals themselves, this rich treasure trove can be found in sites ranging from arid desert to pine-covered peaks. Eight hundred and ten different mineral species have been identified here so far, seventy-six of them new to science.

This new edition of this best-selling guide updates the known sites and features 20 New Locations for collecting over 70 different minerals and numbers types of fossils, Azurite, agate, chalcedony, malachite, turquoise, peridot, jasper, petrified wood, and wulfenite are just some of Arizona's incredible profusion of superb crystals and gem materials that collectors can discover.

These helpful features make Gem Trails of Arizona the indispensable guide for both novice and seasoned collectors...
Clear Maps and Directions


Detailed Site Descriptions
New GPS Coordinates
Site Photos and Full-color Specimen Insert
Mineral Locator Index and Glossary
Lists of Gem Shows, Rockhound and Prospecting Clubs
Mineral Museums and Mine Tours

Price: $14.95

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#15Gem Trails of Colorado Book

 

Gem Trails of Colorado

By: James R. Mitchell
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007
224 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

MORE THAN 90 LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT THE STATE!

Colorado is known for its mineral and geologic diversity formed over the eons by violent tectonic and volcanic forces. This updated and expanded second edition of Gem Trails of Colorado features over 90 locations, including 27 new sites, where collectors can explore the mineral, gem and fossil treasure troves of Colorado -- in areas as varied as the minerals themselves. Your trips will take you through spectacular scenery, fascinating history, and interesting cities and towns.

These sites offer enthusiasts the opportunity to study or collect over 80 different minerals and numerous types of fossils. Agate and jasper, ammonite crystals, blue barite, feldspar, fluorite, garnet, geodes, opal, rhodochrosite, quartz crystal, topaz and tourmaline are just some of the specimens that rockhounds can add to their collections.

1. Clear Maps and Directions
2. Detailed Descriptive Text
3. Numerous Site Photos
4. A Full-Color Specimen Photo Insert
5. Safety Tips and Collecting Guide Lines
6. Lists of Rock and Mineral Clubs
7. Mineral Museums and Mine Tours
8. A Mineral Locator Index and Glossary

Price: $13.95

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#16Gem Trails of Nevada Book

 

Gem Trails of Nevada

By: James R. Mitchell
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007 Expanded, Revised Editon
192 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

MORE THAN 75 LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT THE STATE!

From opal mines and mountain passes to abandoned ghost towns and parched deserts, the extensive landscape and mineral wealth of Nevada is still out there for the avid gem and mineral collector.

Find out where to look, what to look for, what to bring, how to get there and what you can expect to find. Along the way, you can expect to enjoy some of the natural wonders and earthly treasures that only Nevada has to offer.

Sites are divided into four geographical regions and are presented with directions, rockhounding tips, descriptive text, updated highway and site maps, and numerous black and white photos. Also included are a handy mineral locator index, a glossary, lists of museums, rock clubs, government agencies and full-color insert of rock, fossil and mineral specimens found within Nevada.

1. Clear Maps and Directions
2. Detailed Descriptive Text
3. Numerous Site Photos
4. A Full-Color Specimen Photo Insert
5. Safety Tips and Collecting Guide Lines
6. Lists of Rock and Mineral Clubs
7. Mineral Museums and Mine Tours
8. A Mineral Locator Index and Glossary

Price: $12.95

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#17Gem Trails of New Mexico Book

 

Gem Trails of New Mexico

By: James R. Mitchell
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010 Expanded, Revised Editon
280 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

MORE THAN 100 LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT THE STATE!

The land of enchantment is a rock hound's paradise--with 122,000 square miles of terrain and more than 100 publicly accessible collecting sites across the state. Over 90 different specimen types may be found in New Mexico, and the collecting locales vary widely, encompassing mountainous climbs, forested regions, desert plains and everything in-between, offering ample opportunity to enjoy the state's noted scenery.

New Mexico is also the home to the unique and one of a kind Rockhound's State Park, where visitors can camp over night and spend their days collecting in the park's 250 acres of diverse mineral specimens.

This completely revised edition features 25 new sites, and updates all the original locations. Each collecting site featured lists what minerals and specimens may be found, tools needed, GPS coordinates, driving directions and map, as well as what type of vehicle is required to reach the site. Also included are large format color photos of the wide range of rocks, minerals and fossils found in the state.

Geodes, agate, smithsonite, jasper, fluorite, fossils, garnet, malachite, moonstone, rhyolite, quartz, opal, Apache tears and petrified wood and more...

So hit the Gem Trails of NEW MEXICO and see what you can find!

1. Clear Maps and Directions
2. Detailed Descriptive Text
3. Numerous Site Photos
4. A Full-Color Specimen Photo Insert
5. Safety Tips and Collecting Guide Lines
6. Lists of Rock and Mineral Clubs
7. Mineral Museums and Mine Tours
8. A Mineral Locator Index and Glossary

Price: $14.95

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#18Gem Trails of Northern California Book

 

Gem Trails of Northern California

By: James R. Mitchell
PUBLICATION DATE: coming soon
192 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

TEMPORARILY OUT OF PRINT

#19Gem Trails of Southern California Book

 

Gem Trails of Southern California

By: Otie Braden
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003
208 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

MORE THAN 80 LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT THE STATE!

From sandy beaches to desert landscapes, this is the definitive guide to collecting sites throughout Southern California. From San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border you can find out where the best areas are to search.

Maps, descriptive text and both color and black and white photos lead you to over 80 sites where you can collect rocks, gems and fossils. Whether you are a novice rockhound or an experienced rockhound this guide is filled with helpful tips to get the best out of each site.

This new revised edition includes:

1. New Photos
2. New Site Listings
3. Updated Directions
4. Full Color Photographs of Specimens Collected in the Region

Price: $15.95

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#20Gem Trails of Southern California Book

 

Gem Trails of Oregon

By: Garret Romaine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008
272 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

MORE THAN 100 LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT THE STATE!

Up-dated third edition detailed text and maps lead rockhounders to over 100 locations where 45 varieties of Oregon's mineral and fossil treasures can be collected and weekend prospectors can pan for gold. Full color specimen photos inspire your collecting efforts, and black and white photos help to locate sites as diverse as the minerals themselves, ranging from pine covered mountains to barren deserts and beautiful beaches.

Includes:

* Detailed Maps
* Descriptive Text and Photos
* GPS Coordinates
* Road Difficulty Ratings
* Best Collecting Season
* Tools Required
* Nearby Camping and Local Attractions

From popular and commercial sites to those little known, out of the way places, this is the most complete guide to gem, fossil and mineral collecting in Oregon.

With a Mineral Locator Index, Glossary, list of mineral clubs and mineral museums plus a full-color speciamen photo insert, Gem Trails of Oregon is the indispensible guidebook for either beginning or experienced mineral and fossil hunters.

Price: $16.95

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#21Gem Trails of Texas Book

 

Gem Trails of Texas

By: Brad L Cross
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011
176 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

MORE THAN 50 LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT THE STATE!

The newly revised and updated edition of Gem Trails of Texas is the authoritative, goto field guide for rockhounding in the Lone Star State. Over 50 collecting sites are mapped in detail and subdivided into six geographic regions, with handy at a glance overviews of each locale.

From rolling green hills and rocky mountains, to lake beaches and southwest ranches, Gem Trails of Texas is your complete guide to finding quality rock, fossil, mineral and gem specimens thoughout the big state of Texas.

Includes:

* Detailed Maps
* Descriptive Text and Photos
* GPS Coordinates
* Road Difficulty Ratings
* Best Collecting Season
* Tools Required
* Nearby Camping and Local Attractions

Appendices and indexes list geologic attractions to visit, listings of active gem and mineral societies and a glossary of rock hounding terms and concepts.

Price: $14.95

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#22Gem Trails of Northern Idaho & Western Montana Book

 

Gem Trails of Idaho & Western Montana

By: Lanny Ream
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
256 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

99 LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT THE STATE!

Idaho and Western Montana are two fo the Northwest's most popular rock and gem destinations and this guide helps you find these with maps and directions. At-a-glance info box tells you what you will find, the best season for collecting, GPS coordinates, and recommended tools.

Specimens to be found: GARNETS, GOLD, SAPPHIRES, OPALS, AGATE, AMETHYST, PETRIFIED WOOD, JASPER, CHALCEDONY, EPIDOTE

Appendices and indexes list geologic attractions to visit, listings of active gem and mineral societies and a glossary of rock hounding terms and concepts.

Price: $16.95

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#23Gem Trails of Washington Book

 

Gem Trails of Washington

By: Garret Romaine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014
248 Pages
BRAND NEW
paperback
Written in English

MORE THAN 100 LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT THE STATE!

Completely updated and revised, this comprehensive collecting guide covers all four corners of the Evergreen State, from the misty shores of the Olympic Peninsula to the dust-dry ghost towns and abandoned mines near Metaline Falls.

You'll explore Washington's diverse geology in detail, ranging from fossil-rich Cambrian locales to seams of agate and jasper amid recent basalt flows.

Site locations range in difficulty from family-friendly walks along streams and rivers to hard-rock mining with heavy tools. Each site description features detailed directions, individual maps, multiple GPS coordinates, color photographs, nearest camping spots, and the best time of the year to collect. You'll also find additional information about nearby attractions, and whether you'll need four-wheel drive to make the final push.

Includes:

* Detailed Maps
* Descriptive Text and Photos
* GPS Coordinates
* Road Difficulty Ratings
* Best Collecting Season
* Tools Required
* Nearby Camping and Local Attractions

Price: $18.95

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