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The Rockhound's Handbook

The Rockhound's Handbook

by James R. Mitchell

Only $17.95
An introduction to rockhounding with basic geology, mineral and fossil identification, color photos, field methods and much more. Revised, expanded second edition. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 304 pages.

The Rockhound's Handbook
Table of Contents

Introduction
6
Rocks and Minerals Throughout History
12
Basic Geology
24
Mineral Formation
38
Identifying Minerals
51
Minerals a Rockhound Might Encounter
69
Color Specimen Photos
80
Planning a Field Trip
101
Tips for Finding Minerals in the Field
107
Tools for Collecting
126
Some Collecting Techniques
135
Finding Gold and Other Heavy Minerals
146
Fossils
156
The Legal Aspects
181
Preparation, Presentation and Display
189
Cutting and Polishing Minerals
200
Jewelry From Gems and Minerals
223
    Appendix A: Suggested Specimen Labels
250
    Appendix B: Characteristics of Commonly Encountered Minerals
251
    Appendix C: Government Agencies
259
    Appendix D: Museums With Mining and Mineral Displays
263
    Appendix E: Some Web References
271
    Appendix F: Glossary
274
    Appendix G: Suggestions for Further Research
287
    Index
294