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Gem Trails of Idaho and Western Montana

Gem Trails of Idaho and Western Montana

by Lanny Ream

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Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in Idaho and western Montana. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 249 pages.

Gem Trails of Idaho and Western Montana
Table of Contents

Idaho and Western Montana Collecting sites
6
Site Locator Map
7
Map Legend
8
Introduction
9
Rockhounding Rules and Ehtics
11
Collecting Sites - Idaho
 
1. Cow Creek - Soda Creek - agate, jasper, petrified wood
12
2. Wagontown - petrified wood
14
3. Silver City - quartz
18
4. South Mountain - hedenbergite, garnet
20
5. Round Mountain - Succor Creek (Oregon) - petrified wood
22
6. Succor Creek (Oregon) - plume agate, jasper
24
7. Graveyard Point - plume agat,e jasper
28
8. Graveyard Point (Oregon) - plume agate, jasper
30
9. McBride Creek - petrified wood, leaf fossils
32
10. Coal Mine Basin - petrified wood
36
11. Sommer Camp Road - jasper, opal
38
12. Bruneau Woodpile - petrified wood
42
13. Hagerman Fossil Beds - fossils viewing
44
14. Rabbit Spring - fluorescent thundereggs
46
15. Texas Spring (Nevada) - petrified wood
48
16. City of Rocks and Little City of Rocks - geologic features
52
17. Fir Grove Mountain - agate, hyalite
54
18. Dismal Swamp - topaz, smoky quartz
56
19. Cold Spring Creek - agate, jasper
58
20. Ovid / Liberty - trilobites
60
21. China Hat - fluorescent rhyolite
62
Collecting Information
64
Color Photo Supplement
65
Collecting Tools
73
22. Bitch Creek - quartz
74
23. Cinder Butte - gem feldspar
76
24. Spencer Opal Mine - precious opal
78
25. Lidy Hot Springs - cristobalite
80
26. Lime Creek - Pass Creek - agate, jasper
82
27. Mackay - copper minerals, garnet, magnetite
84
28. Chilly Cemetery - calcite
86
29. Little Fall Creek - quartz, molybdenite
88
30. Lone Pine Peak - agate, jasper
90
31. Lime Creek - agate, jasper, geodes
92
32. Road Creek - agate, jasper, geodes, amethyst
94
33. Herd Creek - agate, geodes
98
34. Daugherty Gulch - fluorite
100
35. Pat's Creek - agate
102
36. Williams Creek - jasper
104
37. Hells Canyon Dam - red tuff, flowerstone prophyry
106
38. Homestead, Oregon - red tuff, greenstone
108
39. Seven Devils Mining District - epidote, garnet, chrysocolla
110
40. Sloans Point - garnet, epidote, quartz
112
41. Burgdorf - Ruby Meadows, Quartz Mountain - sapphire, quartz
114
42. Ruby Rapids - garnet
118
43. Slate Creek - analoime, natrolite, chabazite
120
44. Cottonwood - siderite
122
45. Woodrat Mountain - kyanite
124
46. Muscovite Mine - mica, tourmaline
126
47. Fossil Bowl - leaf, insect, fish fossils
128
48. Emerald Creek - star garnet
130
49. Freezeout Mountain - kyanite, almandine
132
50. Crater Peak - almandine
134
51. Goat Mountain - kyanite, almandine
136
52. O'Donnell Creek - quatz
138
53. Bathtub Mountain - staurolite
140
54. Sierra Silver Mine Tour
142
55. Crystal Gold Mine Tour
144
Collecting Sites - Montana
56. Blacktail Deer Creek - fossils
146
57. Clark Canyon Reservoir - fossils, chert
148
58. Regal Mine - soapstone / talc
150
59. Treasure Mine - soapstone / talc
152
60. Sweetwater Creekk - wonderstone
154
61. Warm Springs Creek - fossils
156
62. Ruby Reservoir - garnets
158
63. Red Rock Mine - garnets
160
64. Alder Gulch Gold - gold
162
65. Ennis Pass - garnets, feldspar
164
66. Revenue Flat - quartz, feldspar
166
67. Big Sky - fossils
168
68. Storm Castle Creek - chert
170
69. Bulldozer Creek - feldspar
172
70. Cedar Creek - petrified wood, agate
174
71. Gardiner - travertine
176
72. Beartooth Highway - chromite, serpentine, feldspar
178
73. Crystal Lake - fossils
180
74. Judith Peak - quartz
182
75. Arrow Creek - calcite, barite, gypsum, fossils
184
76. Canyon Ferry Lake - petrified wood, agate, jasper
188
77. Spokane Bar - sapphires
190
78. Craig-Hardy - augite
192
79. Montana City - chert
194
80. Strawberry Butte - topaz
196
81. Indian Head Rock - barite
198
82. Whitehouse Campground - barite
200
83. Homestake Pass - Delmoe Lake - smoky quartz, feldspar, tourmaline
202
84. Rader Creek - Toll Mountain - smoky quartz, feldspar
204
85. Bald Mountain - diopside, garnet
206
86. Butte - Mining History
208
87. Dewey - calcite
212
88. Crystal Park - quartz
214
89. Calvert Hill - epidote, garnet, quartz
216
90. Gem Mountain - sapphires
218
91. Rattler Gulch - fossils
220
92. Snowbird Mine - parisite, fluorite, quartz
222
93. Pat's Gulch - garnet, epidote
224
94. Kading Campground - agate, geodes
226
95. Coopers Lake - pyrite, limonite ps. after pyrite
228
96. Blackfoot River - agate, jasper
230
97. Fishtrap Creek - trilobites
232
98. Libby Creek - gold
234
99. Martin Creek - Olney - limonite ps. after pyrite
236
Appendices
Information Sources
238
Glossary
242
Bibliography
246
Mineral Locator Index
247