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Rockhounding Alaska

Rockhounding Alaska

by Montana Hodges

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"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" A 6" x 9" paperback with 221 pages, descriptions, maps and photos.

Rockhounding Alaska
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
ix
Introduction
1
    Alaska's Geologic Introduction
3
    Collecting Regulations and Etiquette
8
    How to Use This Book
9
    Safety
11
    Ten Vistas for Your Alaska Journey
16
    Map Legend
23
   
ROCKHOUNDING SITES IN ALASKA
    1. Prince of Wales Fossils
25
    2. Salt Chuck Copper Minerals
27
    3. Wrangell's Garnet Ledge
30
    4. Petersburg Garnets
33
    5. Last Chance Mining Museum and Historic Park
35
    6. Alaska - Gastineau Mill and Mine
38
    7. Klondike Gold Fields
40
    8. Kodiak Island's Fossil Beach
42
    9. Sand Point Agate and Zeolites
46
    10. Dutch Harbor Beachcombing
50
    11. Red Mountain Chromite
52
    12. Homer Micro - Amber
57
    13. Salamatof Agate
60
    14. Nikiski Beach Agate
63
    15. Discovery Beach Agate
65
    16. Crescent Creek Panning Area
67
    17. Bertha Creek Panning Area
69
    18. Resurrection Creek Panning Area
71
    19. Sixmile Creek Panning Area
73
    20. Crow Creek Mine
75
    21. Indian Valley Mine
78
    22. Slide Mountain Fossils
79
    23. Little Nelchina Fossils
83
    24. Belanger Pass Fossils
85
    25. Sheep Mountain Gypsum
88
    26. Glenn Highway Calcite
91
    27. Caribou Creek Thunder Eggs
93
    28. Anthracite Ridge Fossils
96
    29. Chickaloon Fossils
98
    30. Matanuska River Jasper
99
    31. Wishbone Hill Fossils
101
    32. Coyote Lake Petrified Wood
103
    33. Buffalo Mine Road Fossils
105
    34. Independence Mine Gold
107
    35. Cache Creek Gold
111
    36. Petersville Recreational Mining Area
116
    37. Golden Zone Mine
118
    38. Suntrana Fossils
122
    39. Moore Creek Gold
124
    40. Ganes Creek Gold
126
    41. Denali Highway Gold
127
    42. Paxson Mountain Copper Minerals
129
    43. Gold Dredge No. 8
131
    44. El Dorado Gold Mine
133
    45. Pedro Dome Panning
134
    46. Nome Creek Recreational Panning Area
136
    47. Elliott Highway Crystals
138
    48. Tolovana River Jasper
140
    49. Livengood Serpentinite
142
    50. Dalton Highway Chalcedony
144
    51. Dalton Highway Dendrites
148
    52. Dalton Highway Agate
150
    53. Yukon Crossing River Rocks
152
    54. Finger Rock Feldspar
154
    55. Dalton Highway Gold
156
    56. Jim River Jasper
159
    57. Dalton Highway Pyrite
161
    58. Minnie Creek Crystals
163
    59. Sukapak Mountain Crystals
166
    60. Chandalar River Fossils
170
    61. Atigun Fossils
172
    62. Galbraith Lake Fossils
175
    63. Arctic Ocean Rocks
177
    64. Gold Prospectors Association of America Claims
179
    65. Golden Sands Beach
181
    66. Kennecott Copper Minerals
185
    67. Glacial Moraine Combing
189
    68. McCallum Creek Marble
192
    69. Rainbow Ridge Fossils
194
    70. Rainbow Ridge Minerals
197
    71. Coal Mine Road Fossils
199
    72. Mount Fairplay Labradorite
202
    73. Taylor Highway Dendrites
203
    74. Chicken Gold Camp
205
    75. Yukon - Charley Rivers Gold
208
   
    Appendix A: Glossary
210
    Appendix B: Further Reading
213
    Appendix C: Finding Maps, Land Managers and Information
214
    Index
217
    About the Author
222