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Rockhounding Arizona, 2nd: A Guide to 75 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites (Rockhounding)by Gerry Blair
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Updated and revised to reflect the latest information on this alluring state of extremes, Rockhounding Arizona includes more than seventy of Arizona’s best rockhounding sites and their emblematic activities, from jasper hunting in the historic mining district near Bagdad to searching for gold in the Superstition Mountains and digging for turquoise at the foot of the Hieroglyphic Range.
Rockhounding Arizona covers popular and commercial sites as well as little-known areas. It describes where to view mineral specimens and prehistoric artifacts at Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest national parks, as well as on tribal lands. Brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals, this handy reference also includes maps, and directions to each site as well as to museums, rock shops, and major tracts of public land. For the beginner, it offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby. For the expert, it is an outstanding guide and sourcebook.
Book News Annotation:
In this revised edition of The Rockhound's Guide to Arizona, 1992, Blair (Rock and Gem Magazine) provides up-to-date information on 75 mostly accessible sites for collecting. Site entries include land type, elevation, best season, land manager, material, tools and vehicle needed, and special attractions. The guide includes photos (a few color ones feature Arizona turquoise), maps, specific directions in most cases, a glossary, and state contact information. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals .
A complete guide to finding, collecting, and preparing the states gems & minerals
Search for gold in the Superstition Mountains. Dig for turquoise at the foot of the Hieroglyphic Range. Hunt for jasper in the historic mining district near Bagdad. An outstanding sourcebook for experts and novices alike, Rockhounding Arizona points the way to seventy-five of the best rockhounding sites in Arizona, including popular and commercial areas as well as lesser-known sites on public land.
Look inside to find:
Maps and detailed site descriptions with directions
Suggested tools & techniques
Land-use regulations and legal restrictions
Contact information for land managers
Arizona is rich in minerals from gold in the Superstition Mountains to turquoise in the foothills of the Hieroglyphic range. Gerry Blair's Rockhounding Arizona, covers 75 of the state's richest collecting areas. Hunt for facet grade garnets and amethyst, peridot, petrified wood and other minerals and gems..
This guide also covers places to view collections on display, advice on collecting and preparing, maps and directions, rock shops, pay areas, public lands and more. Fantastic as an introduction for beginners and guide and source-book for experts.
About the Author
Gerry Blair has roamed the Arizona outback for almost three-quarters of a century, spending much of that time rockhounding. He is a contributing editor for Rock and Gem Magazine and is considered one of the most experienced and knowledgeable rockhounds in Arizona.
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