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Rockhounding Nevada

Rockhounding Nevada

by William A. Kappele

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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 156 pages, descriptions, maps, photos.

Rockhounding Nevada
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
vii
Nevada Rockhounding Sites
viii
    Map Legend
ix
    About This Book
xi
    Introduction - Welcome to Nevada
1
    Finding Your Way
3
    Have a Safe Trip
3
    Rockhound Etiquette
9
    Fluorescence and the Rockhound
11
    Sights Along the Way
13
    Sixteen Trips for the Intrepid Explorer
23
ROCKHOUNDING SITES IN NEVADA
    1. Cold Springs Valley Road: Chrysocolla, Malachite
30
    2. Vicee Canyon: Feldspar, Granite
31
    3. Pipeline Road: Agate
33
    4. Hilltop: Agate
34
    5. Gas Line Road: Agate
36
    6. Chalcedony Hill: Chalcedony
37
    7. Lahontan Reservoir: Agate
39
    8. Weeks: Selenite
41
    9. Old Highway: Selenite
42
    10. Mason Pass Road A: Azurite
44
    11. Mason Pass Road B: Malachite
44
    12. Mason Pass Road C: Selenite
46
    13. Mason Pass Road D: Epidote in Granite
46
    14. Trinity Mountains A: Opal
47
    15. Trinity Mountains B: Rhyolite, Opal, Agate
49
    16. Eagle Picher Mine Area A: Opalized Wood, Agate, Opalite
50
    17. Eagle Picher Mine Area B: Opalite
52
    18. Eagle Picher Mine Area C: Opalite
52
    19. Rochester: Fluorite
54
    20. Coal Canyon Road A: Marble
55
    21. Coal Canyon Road B: Dendrites
57
    22. Cordero (McDermitt) Mine: Opalite, Sulfur, Cinnabar
58
    23. Agate Hill: Agate
59
    24. Agate Flat: Agate, Petrified Wood
60
    25. Surprise Hill: Wood in Matrix
61
    26. Cottonwood Spring: Opalized Wood
63
    27. Opal Wood Hill: Opalized Wood
63
    28. Gopher Holes: Agatized and Opalized Wood
65
    29. Red Tailings: Opalite
66
    30. Disaster Peak Road: Wonderstone
68
    31. Denio Junction: Malachite, Azurite
69
    32. Virgin Valley Turnoff: Apache Tears, Obsidian, Chalcedony
72
    33. Royal Peacock Mine: Precious Opal
73
    34. Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine: Precious Opal
75
    35. Opalite Hill A: Opalite
76
    36. Opalite Hill B: Opalite
78
    37. Route 34 - Cattleguard: Obsidian, Apache Tears
79
    38. Route 34 - Road Cut: Chalcedony, Agate, Obsidian
80
    39. Route 34 - Rhyolite Castle: Obsidian
82
    40. Route 34 - Obsidian Hill: Obsidian
83
    41. Route 34 - Lost Creek Road: Obsidian
83
    42. Pioche A: Calcite Crystals
84
    43. Pioche B: Calcite Crystals
85
    44. Major's Place: Calcite
86
    45. Garnet Hill: Garnets
87
    46. Jackpot: Onyx
89
    47. Opal Spring: Opalized Wood
91
    48. Texas Spring: Petrified Wood
91
    49. Contact: Malachite, Azurite
93
    50. Deeth: Jasper
94
    51. Tuscarora: Calcite Crystals
96
    52. Copper Basin: Leaf Fossils
97
    53. Battle Mountain: Malachite, Azurite
99
    54. Daisy Creek: Petrified Wood
100
    55. Wonderstone Mountain A: Wonderstone
102
    56. Wonderstone Mountain B: Wonderstone
103
    57. Green Mountain: Wonderstone, Green Rhyolite
105
    58. Bench Creek: Plant Fossils, Opal
106
    59. Buffalo Canyon A: Plant Fossils
107
    60. Buffalo Canyon B: Common Opal, Opalite
108
    61. Gabbs Wash: Jasper, Agate
110
    62. Kaiser Mine: Fluorite
111
    63. New York Canyon A: Fossils, Petrified Wood
112
    64. New York Canyon B: Malachite
114
    65. Sodaville: Jasper, Petrified Wood
115
    66. Kernick Mine: Selenite
116
    67. Basalt: Petrified Wood, Jasper
117
    68. The Sump (Upper): Wood Casts
119
    69. The Sump (Lower): Petrified Wood
119
    70. Fish Lake Valley: Apache Tears
122
    71. Blair Junction: Petrified Wood
122
    72. Badlands: Agate, Wood, Chalcedony
123
    73. Crow Springs A: Apache Tears, Obsidian, Petrified Wood
124
    74. Crow Springs B: Apache Tears, Perlite (Mine)
126
    75. Crow Springs C: Petrified Wood, Apache Tears
127
    76. Gabbs Pole Line Road: Plant Fossils
128
    77. Tonopah A: Agate
129
    78. Tonopah B: Agate
130
    79. Lida Junction A: Chalcedony
131
    80. Lida Junction B: Fluorescent Chalcedony, Opalite
133
    81. Lida Junction C: Fluorescent Chalcedony
133
    82. Stonewall Pass A: Petrified Wood, Chalcedony
135
    83. Stonewall Pass B: Wood Casts, Agate, Chalcedony, Jasper
137
    84. Scotty's Junction A: Apache Tears
137
    85. Scotty's Junction B: Apache Tears
139
    86. Scotty's Junction C: Chalcedony, Apache Tears, Pumice
140
    87. Beatty: Fluorescent Chalcedony
141
    88. Carrara A: Blue Gray Quartz
142
    89. Carrara B: Phyllite
144
    90. Carrara C: Marble
144
    91. Valley of Fire A: Pale Blue Chalcedony
146
    92. Valley of Fire B: Agate, Chalcedony
147
    93. Henderson: Chalcedony, Selenite
148
    94. Three Kids' Mine: Selenite
149
   
    Appendix A: Sources for Maps
151
    Appendix B: Glossary
153
    About the Author
156