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Title:
The treasure hunter's gem & mineral guides to the U.S.A. : where & how to dig, pan, and mine your own gems & minerals
Author:
Rygle, Kathy J., 1955-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Woodstock, Vt. : GemStone Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
4 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Northwest states -- v. 2. Southwest states -- v. 3. Southeast states -- v. 4. Northeast states.
ISBN:
9780943763248

9780943763255

9780943763262

9780943763279
Format :
Book

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Central Library QE375 .R94 1999 V.4 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Whether you're digging for the first time or are an experienced rockhound or 'prospector', with a simple rock hammer and a little luck, you too can strike it rich... or at the very least, have fun trying. This guide offers you 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 the location of the nearest restrooms. Included are resources for use in identifying your finds, having them made into jewellery, and further pursuing an exciting -- and possibly profitable -- hobby.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 11
Introductionp. 19
How to Use This Guidep. 21
Equipment and Safety Precautionsp. 25
Mining Techniquesp. 30
Notes on Gem Faceting, Cabbing, and Mounting Servicesp. 35
State Listings
Alaskap. 37
Idahop. 43
Iowap. 50
Minnesotap. 56
Montanap. 64
Nebraskap. 75
North Dakotap. 78
Oregonp. 81
South Dakotap. 90
Washingtonp. 97
Wyomingp. 102
Indexes
Index by Statep. 107
Index by Gems and Mineralsp. 131
Enjoying Stones
Annual Eventsp. 141
State Gem and Mineral Symbolsp. 143
Finding Your Own Birthstonep. 145
Finding Your Anniversary Stonep. 147
Finding Your Zodiac Stonep. 149
Some Publications on Gems and Mineralsp. 153
Send Us Your Feedbackp. 155

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