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Rockhounding Nevada: A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites (Rockhounding)by William A Kappele
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A complete guide to finding and collecting the states gems and minerals
Rockhounding Nevada is a must-have book for anyone interested in collecting rocks, minerals, fossils, and gems in the Silver State. Fully up to date with GPS coordinates for more than 100 collecting locales, it covers popular and widely known fee-dig operations as well as four-wheel-drive adventures into the desert and long winding drives through the mountains. The result is a complete and accurate guide to the states gem and mineral deposits.
The author—a veteran rockhounder in the West with more than forty years of experience—concisely describes the best places to locate agate, opal, jasper, fossils, fluorescent minerals, obsidian, chalcedony, wonderstone, malachite, petrified wood, limb casts, and much more.
Look inside to find:
• Maps and detailed site descriptions with directions
• Suggested tools and techniques
• Land-use regulations and legal restrictions
• Information on nearby camping
Book News Annotation:
Kappele, a rockhound, fossil collector, gem hunter, and author of other rockhounding guides, provides a guide for those interested in collecting rocks, minerals, fossils, and gems in Nevada. He lists 105 sites for finding agate, opal, jasper, fluorescent minerals, obsidian, chalcedony, wonderstone, malachite, petrified wood, limb casts, and other rocks, with maps and information on landmarks, type of vehicle needed to get to the site, elevation, best season, land managers, tools, special attractions, accommodations, safety tips, etiquette, and sites where rockhounding is prohibited. Some b&w photos are included. This edition adds new sites and GPS coordinates for locations and removes sites that are closed to collecting. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals.
Veteran rockhound and author William A. Kappele provides detailed directions to each site, concise information about the materials and gem stones you might find there, what tools to bring, the best season to visit, what kind of vehicle you will need to get there, and a wealth of other information to tantalize beginners as well as the most ardent rockhounds.
After more than thirty years of scouring the American West for lapidary fodder, Kappele says many of the sites in this book are by far some of the best hes yet encountered. May your journey be fruitful and your collecting bag be heavy on the way home.
About the Author
William A. Kappele has been rockhounding across the West for more than forty years. His other books include Rockhounding Utah and Rockhounding Colorado.
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