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Gem Trails of Texas

Gem Trails of Texas

by Brad L. Cross

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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 175 pages. Expanded, revised 9th edition.

Gem Trails of Texas
Table of Contents

Introduction
6
Hints for Collecting Minerals
8
Hints for Collecting Gem Materials
9
Rockhound Rules
10
Code of Ethics
11
Map Legend
13
Texas Locator Map
14
Key Sites to Locator Map
15
Collecting Sites
Region I - Trans - Pecos - West Texas
    Introduction
16
    Map
17
    Site 1. Franklin Mountains - El Paso
18
    Site 2. Fossils and Flint - Hueco Mountain Area
20
    Site 3. Kilbourne Hole
22
    Site 4. Allamoore Talc Mines
24
    Site 5. Marfa Agate
26
    What is an Agate?
28
    Site 6. Balmorhea Blue Agate
30
    Site 7. Agate - Toyah Area
32
    Site 8. Woodward Ranch
36
    Site 9. Agate - Ritchie Ranch (Alpine)
38
    Site 10. Agate - Stillwell Ranch
40
    Site 11. Terlingua Minerals
42
    Site 12. Jasper - Marathon Area
46
    Site 13. Pom Pom Agate - Needle Peak
48
Region II - Central Texas
    Introduction
50
    Map
51
    Site 14. Topaz and Smokey Quartz - Katemcy Creek
52
    Site 15. Topaz - Wayne Hofmann Ranch
54
    Site 16. Topaz - Garner Sequist Ranch
56
    Site 17. Llanite
60
    Site 18. Granite - Burnet County
62
    What is a Geode?
64
    Color Photo Insert
65
    Site 19. Crinoids - San Saba Area
74
    Site 20. Dinosaur Valley State Park
76
    Site 21. Fossils - KLT's Knob Hill Ranch
78
    Site 22. Proctor Lake
80
    Site 23. Fossiliferous Limestone - Coryell County
82
    Site 24. Cleburne Fossils
86
    Site 25. Celestite - Lampasas County
88
Region III - Panhandle - The High Plains
    Introduction
90
    Map
91
    Site 26. Colored Fling - Lake McClellan
92
    Site 27. Lake Mackenzie
94
    Site 28. Dolomite
98
    Site 29. Alabaster
100
Region IV - North Texas
    Introduction
102
    Map
103
    30. Fossils - Bridgeport Area
104
    31. Fossils - North Sulphur River
106
    32. Alvord Pyrite
108
    33. Fossils - Cisco Area
112
    34. Hematite - Possum Kingdom Lake
114
    35. Colorful Conglomerates
116
Region V - Southeast Texas
    Introduction
118
    Map
119
    36. Clay Concretions
120
    37. Tektites - Dime Box Area
122
    38. Livingston Area
124
    39. Brazos River Wood
126
    40. Tektites and Bediasites - Bedias, Grimes County
128
    41. Wood and Jasper - Trinity / Crockett Area
130
    42. Petrified Palm Wood - Crockett Area
132
    43. Petrified Palm Wood - Toledo Bend Reservoir
134
    What is Petrified Wood?
136
    44. Petrified Wood - Lake Sam Rayburn
138
    45. Fossils - Whisky Ridge
140
    46. Petrified Wood - Giddings / La Grange Area
142
    47. Petrified Wood - Somerville / Lyons Area
144
Region VI - Southwest Texas
    Introduction
146
    Map
147
    48. Moss Agate - Rio Grande Valley
148
    49. Agate - Bob's Nob Area
150
    50. Agate - Sullivan City
152
    51. Petrified Wood - Frio River Area
154
    52. Wood and Agate - Choke Canyon Reservoir
156
Appendices
Appendix A - Gem and Mineral Societies in Texas
158
Appendix B - Museums
161
Appendix C - Maps and Information
162
Appendix D - Stars of Texas (Places of Geological Interest)
163
Glossary
166
Mineral Locator Index
173