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Gem Trails of Southern California

Gem Trails of Southern California

by James R. Mitchell

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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 the state. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 215 pages.

Gem Trails of Southern California
Table of Contents

Key to Site Locator Map
6
Southern California Site Locator Map
7
Map Legend
8
Introduction
9
    New Desert Regulations
9
    How to Use this Guide
10
    Some Reminders
10
    Conclusion
11
Rockhound Rules
13
Hints for Collecting Minerals
14
Hints for Collecting Gem Materials
15
REGION I
    1. Jacumba Minerals
16
    2. Anza-Borrego
18
    3. Plaster City
20
    4. Yuha Basin
22
    5. Rainbow Rock
24
    6. Winterhaven Geodes
26
    7. Gold Basin
28
    8. Cargo Muchacho Mountains
30
    9. Coon Hollow
32
    10. Hauser Beds
34
    11. Black Hills Minerals
36
    12. Pebble Terrace
38
    13. Opal Hill Mine
40
    14. Little Chuckwalla Mountains
42
    15. Chuckwalla Well
44
    16. Chuckwalla Spring
46
    17. Blythe
48
    18. Red Cloud Jasper
50
    19. Orocopa Mountains Fluorite
52
REGION II
    20. Vidal Junction
54
    21. Big River
56
    22. Turtle Mountains
58
    23. Lake Havasu
60
    24. Danby
62
    25. Cadiz
64
    26. Chambless
66
    27. Orange Blossom
68
    28. Kelbaker Road
70
    29. Ludlow Minerals
72
    30. Cady Mountains
74
    31. Bristol Mountains Onyx
76
    32. Broadwell Dry Lake
78
Tumble Polishing Rocks
80
Color Specimen Insert
81
    33. Lavic Jasper
90
    34. Hector Hills
92
    35. Jasper Hill
94
    36. Newberry Nodules and Agate
96
    37. Ord Mountain
98
    38. Stoddard Well
100
REGION III
    39. San Gabriel Mountains Actinolite
102
    40. Newhall Fossils
104
    41. Castle Butte
106
    42. North Edwards Onyx
108
    43. Kramer Hills
110
    44. Opal Mountain
112
    45. Coyote Dry Lake
114
    46. Calico Mountains
116
    47. Yermo
118
    48. Afton Canyon
120
    49. Alvord Mountains
122
    50. Field Road
124
    51. Toltec Mine
126
    52. Zabriskie Station Opal
128
    53. Tecopa Minerals
130
    54. Kingston Mountain
132
    55. El Paso Mountains Opal and Fossils
134
    56. Steam Well
136
    57. Bedrock Springs
138
    58. Rainbow Ridge
140
    59. Sheep Springs
142
    60. Trona Onyx
144
    61. Ballarat
146
    62. Olancha Fossils
148
    63. Cerro Gordo Fossils
150
    64. Lone Pine Ammonites
152
REGION IV
    65. Topanga Fossils
154
    66. Acton
156
    67. Rincon Fossils
158
    68. Santa Barbara Fossils
160
    69. Cinco Crystals
162
    70. Brown Butte
164
    71. Rosamond Collectibles
166
    72. Lake Cachuma
168
    73. Los Olivos
170
    74. Jalama Beach
172
    75. San Luis Obispo
174
    76. Cambria Moonstone
176
    77. Devils Den Fossils
178
    78. Kettleman Hills
180
    79. Ant Hill Shark's Teeth
182
    80. Coalinga
184
    81. Clear Creek
186
    82. Junnila Claims
188
   
Government Agencies
190
Gem and Mineral Societies
192
Museums
197
Mineral Locator Index
199
Glossary
204
Notes
214
Other Titles Available
215