The Rockhound's Handbook
Revised and expanded 2E of this popular reference guide for rockhounds and collectors of rocks, minerals and fossils. Includes expanded sections on basic geology and mineral formation; how to find and identify minerals in the field; collecting tools and techniques; finding gold and other heavy minerals; fossil formatiion and collecting fossils; the legal aspects of collecting; specimen preparation and display and the basics of lapidary and jewelry making. Illustrated throughout with photos, diagrams and charts; features 16-page color insert of over 90 specimens; extensive glossary; lists of government agencies and museums and much more. An indispensable how-to book for beginners and a handy reference guide for experienced collectors.
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Review: The Rockhound's HandbookUser Review - Frank - Goodreads
This is a good book for those who know little to nothing about rock hounding. It gives you some basics in geology, mineral formation and how to find them. Offers some collecting techniques etc. It has some nice illustrations and color photos. But I'm not sure I got a lot out of it. Read full review
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