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Rockhounding California

Rockhounding California

by Gail A. Butler

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"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 190 pages, descriptions, maps and photos.

Rockhounding California
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
vi
Site Locations
vii
Legend
viii
Preface
ix
   
Introduction
1
    The Landscape
1
    Earthquake Country
3
    Sites to See
3
    California Wildlife
7
    Desert Travel
8
    California's Mineral Highlights
9
    Legends and Lore of Gems and Minerals
13
    Rockhound's Vocabulary
13
    Rockhound Rules
17
    How to Use This Guide
19
    Rockhound Access to Commercial Mines
22
Rockhounding Sites in Southern California
    1. Fire Agate at Opal Hill Mine
23
    2. Pebble Terrace
27
    3. Black and Paisley Agate
28
    4. Crystal-filled Amygdules
30
    5. Hauser Geode Beds
32
    6. Psilomelane near Wiley Well
36
    7. Chalcedony Rose Garden and Grossular Crystals at Augustine Pass
38
    8. Chuckwalla Well Agate and Jasper
42
    9. Psilomelane at Arlington Mine
44
    10. Orocopia Bloodstone
46
    11. Orocopia Fluorspar
48
    12. Eagle Mountain Kaiser Mine
51
    13. Big River Botryoidal Chalcedony, Quartz, Jasper, and Agate
53
    14. Turtle Mountains Snowy Chalcedony Roses
56
    15. Lake Havasu Agate
58
    16. Dendritic White Opalite at Goffs
61
    17. Danby Opalite and Agate
63
    18. Fossil Trilobites and Marble at Cadiz
65
    19. Marble Mountains Garnet and Hematite
67
    20. Kelbaker Road Nodules and Chalcedony
69
    21. Providence Mountains Iron Minerals
71
    22. Old Camp Carnelian and Chalcedony Roses
73
    23. Ludlow Gems
75
    24. West of Ludlow Chalcedony, Calcite, and More
77
    25. Hector Agates and Jasper
78
    26. Pisgah Crater Volcanic Adventure
80
    27. Lavic Siding Jasper and Agate
82
    28. West of Hector Blue Chalcedony, Jasper, and Agate
83
    29. Newberry Nodules
84
    30. Orbicular Rhyolite at Grandview Mine
86
    31. Marble Quarry off Stoddard Well Road
88
    32. Opal Mountain Opal and Agate
90
    33. Onyx and Borate Minerals in Mule Canyon
93
    34. Hilltop Agate and Jasper at Mineola Road
95
    35. Alvord Mine Copper Minerals and Calcite
97
    36. Field Road Agates
99
    37. Afton Canyon Collectibles
101
    38. Turquoise at Old Toltec Mine
103
    39. Clark Mountain Copper and Lead Minerals
105
    40. Old Zabriskie Station Precious Opal
106
    41. Sperry Wash Fossils, Petrified Wood, and Agate
108
    42. Gem Hill Agate, Rhyolite, and Common Opal
109
    43. San Gabriel River Gold
111
    44. Wrightwood Actinolite
113
    45. In-Ko-Pah Asterated Quartz and Moonstone Feldspar
115
    46. Coyote Mountains Fossils and More
117
Rockhounding Sites in Coastal California
    47. Patrick's Point Beach Agates
120
    48. Agate Beach Jasper, Agate, and Petrified Wood
121
    49. Beach-washed Jade and Actinolite at Jade Cove
123
    50. Moonstone Beach
124
    51. Jalama Beach Agate, Fossils, and Marcasite
127
    52. Gaviota Beach Petrified Whale Bone and Fossils
129
    53. Southern Coast Beachcombing
131
    54. Palos Verdes Beach Barite Crystals
131
Rockhounding Sites in Northern California
    55. Anderson Lake Agate and Jasper
135
    56. Mother Lode Mariposite
137
    57. Eureka Valley Smoky Quartz Crystals
138
    58. Peterson Mountain Quartz Crystals
140
    59. Antelope Lake Rose Quartz
142
    60. Taylorville Fossils
144
    61. Buck's Lake Serpentine
147
    62. Pulga Californite in Serpentine
149
    63. Rich Bar Gold
152
    64. Feather River Serpentine
154
    65. Willard Creek Agate and Jasper
155
    66. Susanville Agates and Petrified Wood
156
    67. Cedarville Petrified Wood
159
    68. Davis Creek Obsidian Varieties
161
    69. Lassen Creek Rainbow and Green-Sheen Obsidian
164
    70. Shasta Area Copper Minerals
166
    71. Eel River Jade and Crocidolite
168
    72. Colorful Jasper and Jade near Covelo
170
    73. Hearst Collectibles
172
    74. Black Butte Reservoir Showy Jasper
174
    75. Goat Mountain Moss Agate
176
   
    Appendix A: Sources Used for this Guide
179
    Appendix B: Further Reading and Information
179
    Appendix C: Rockhound Clubs and Organizations
180
    About the Author
187
    Index
188