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Colorado Rockhoounding: A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils

A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils


Colorado Rockhounding: Colorado in the day was a gold miner's dream but now it's more of a hobby state. This books tells about the state's mining history and the hobbyist's collecting legalities, safety and responsibilities. It also covers most counties' mineral collecting spots. Table of contents at the bottom of this page. Stephen M. Voynick, author.
Only $19.99

Colorado Rockhounding:
A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils
Table of Contents

    Preface
vii
    Introduction
ix

Part I: Collecting in Colorado

1
    1 Geology of Colorado
3
    2 Mining, Digging & Collecting: A History
7
        The Gold Fields
8
        The Colorado Mineral Belt
12
        The Pegmatite Belt
16
        The Piceance Creek Basin: Oil Shale Country
19
        The Uravan Mineral Belt
24
        The "Boneyards" and Fossil Fields
29
    3 Collecting Legality, Safety & Responsibility
34

Part II: Collecting Localities & Related Sites of Interest

47
    Alamosa County
49
    Boulder County
52
    Chaffee County
57
    Clear Creek County
72
    Conejos County
76
    Costilla County
80
    Custer County
82
    Delta County
85
    Denver City and County
88
    Dolores County
92
    Douglas County
96
    Eagle County
101
    Elbert County
106
    El Paso County
108
    Fremont County
117
    Garfield & Rio Blanco Counties
124
    Gilpin County
132
    Grand County
137
    Gunnison County
144
    Hinsdale County
157
    Jackson County
160
    Jackson County
163
    Lake County
174
    La Plata County
184
    Larimer County
187
    Las Animas County
195
    Lincoln, Cheyenne, Kit Carson and Yuma Counties
200
    Logan and Sedgwick Counties
204
    Mesa County
206
    Mineral County
222
    Moffat County
233
    Montezuma County
248
    Montrose County
253
    Ouray County
256
    Park County
260
    Prowers & Bent Counties
268
    Pueblo & Otero Counties
271
    Rio Grande County
277
    Routt County
283
    Saguache County
287
    San Juan County
297
    San Miguel County
300
    Summit County
306
    Teller County
313
    Weld County
327
    Colorado Mineral Guide
333
    Glossary
353
    References
359
    Index
365
    About the Author
372

 

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