Synopses & Reviews
A complete guide to finding, collecting, and preparing the states gems & minerals
More than a third of New Mexico is public land that holds untold quantities of mineralogical treasure. With this book anyone can learn where to find unusual mineral displays, fossils, jasper, agate, and petrified woodnot to mention more obsidian than one rockhound could possibly collect in a lifetime. An outstanding resource for experts and novices alike, Rockhounding New Mexico points the way to 140 of the states best rockhounding sites, 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 and GPS coordinates
Suggested tools and techniques
Land-use regulations and legal restrictions
Contact information for land managers
Additional information on rock shops, attractions, and local history For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors.
More than a third of New Mexico is public land that holds untold quantities of mineralogical treasure. With this book anyone can learn where to find unusual mineral displays, fossils, jasper, agate, petrified wood—not to mention more obsidian than one rockhound could possibly collect in a lifetime. The array and quality of such materials just waiting to be found in New Mexico are almost mind-boggling.
Rockhounding New Mexico describes 140 of the state’s best rockhound sites, covering popular and commercial sites as well as numerous little-known areas. This handy guide describes where and how to collect specimens, includes maps of each site as well as directions, and provides reliable recommendations for accommodations, camping, and other special attractions. It is, in short, a complete and outstanding introduction to the many sides of a fascinating hobby.
About the Author
Martin Freed and Ruta Vaskys met on top of Mount Abraham in Vermont in 1976 and have been climbing mountains together ever since. They are the authors of Fishing Virginia and Fishing Maryland, Delaware, and Washington (both Lyons Press) and of numerous articles on a range of outdoors subjects for regional and national publications. They currently divide their time between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Quincy, Virginia.