Synopses & Reviews
Whether you are an experienced rockhound or prospector,
or just digging for the first time, with a simple rock
hammer and a little luck, you too can strike it rich or at
the very least, have fun trying.
From rubies, opals and gold, to emeralds, aquamarine and
diamonds, each guide offers state-by-state details on
more than 250 gems and minerals the United States has
to offer and the very affordable fee dig sites where
they can be found.
The authors offer easy-to-use information on the ins and
outs of fee dig mining, complete with locations, costs,
tips on technique, entertaining legends and important information
on everything from safety kits to where the nearest
restrooms are. Included are resources for use in identifying
finds, polishing stones and having them made into jewelry
and further pursuing this exciting, and possibly profitable,
Focusing on the four major regions of the United States,
each guide covers:
Gem & Mineral Sites: Locations of sites with directions
and maps, the gems and minerals to be found, hours, fees
and equipment needed. Also includes info on guide
services, additional attractions and features at each site,
local camping information and more.
Museums & Mine Tours: Where to visit commercial
and historical mines, as well as museums with exhibits of
gems and minerals (for help in learning what to look for).
Special Events & Tourist Information: Listings of
regional events involving gems and minerals, and sources
of general travel and tourism information for every state.
Completely revised & updated.