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Rockhounding Alaska

Rockhounding Alaska

by Montana Hodges

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"A guide to 80 of the state's best rockhounding sites!" A 6" x 9" paperback with 247 pages, descriptions, maps and photos. Second edition.

Rockhounding Alaska
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
vii
Introduction
1
    Alaska's Geologic Introduction
4
    Collecting Regulations and Etiquette
8
    How to Use This Book
10
    Safety
13
    Ten Vistas for Your Alaska Journey
17
    Map Legend
26
   
ROCKHOUNDING SITES
    1. Prince of Wales Fossils
27
    2. Salt Chuck Copper Minerals
30
    3. Wrangell's Garnet Ledge
33
    4. Petersburg Garnets
36
    5. Last Chance Mining Museum and Historic Park
39
    6. AJ Mine Gastineau Gold
41
    7. Alaska Travel Adventures Gold
43
    8. Alaska 360 Klondike Gold Fields
45
    9. Kodiak Island's Fossil Beach
47
    10. Sand Point Agate and Zeolites
51
    11. Dutch Harbor Beachcombing
55
    12. Seldovia Fossils
59
    13. Bishop's Beach Fossils
61
    14. Fox River Fossils
64
    15. Salamatof Beach Agate
67
    16. Nikiski Beach Agate
70
    17. Discovery Beach Agate
72
    18. Prospector John's Gold and Gems
75
    19. Crescent Creek Gold
77
    20. Adventure Sixty Gold and Gems
79
    21. Bertha Creek Gold
80
    22. Resurrection Creek Gold
82
    23. Sixmile Creek Gold
84
    24. Crow Creek Mine
86
    25. Indian Valley Mine
90
    26. Slide Mountain Fossils
91
    27. Little Nelchina River Fossils
96
    28. Belanger Pass Fossils
98
    29. Sheep Mountain Volcanics
101
    30. Blodgett Bluff Fossils
104
    31. Caribou Creek Agate
107
    32. Anthracite Ridge Fossils
110
    33. Chickaloon Fossils
112
    34. Matanuska River Jasper
113
    35. Wishbone Hill Fossils
115
    36. Buffalo Mine Road Fossils
118
    37. Independence Mine Gold
120
    38. Cache Creek Cabins Gold
125
    39. Denali Gold Tours
128
    40. Petersville Recreational Mining Area
129
    41. Suntrana Fossils
131
    42. Denali Highway Fossils
135
    43. Alpine Creek Lodge Gold
138
    44. Clearwater Creek Flowering Feldspar
139
    45. Paxson Mountain Copper Minerals
141
    46. Paxson Lake Chert
143
    47. Gold Dredge 8
145
    48. Gold Daughters
147
    49. Pedro Dome Gold
148
    50. Nome Creek Gold
150
    51. Steese Recreational Mining Areas
152
    52. Elliott Highway Crystals
153
    53. Tolovana River Jasper
155
    54. Livengood Serpentinite
157
    55. Dalton Highway Chalcedony
160
    56. Top of the Hill Dendrites
163
    57. Hess Creek Chalcedony
166
    58. Yukon Crossing River Rocks
168
    59. Finger Rock Feldspar
170
    60. Dalton Highway Gold
172
    61. Jim River Jasper
175
    62. Dalton Highway Pyrite
177
    63. Minnie Creek Crystals
179
    64. Sukapak Mountain Marble
181
    65. Chandalar River Fossils
184
    66. Atigun Fossils
187
    67. Galbraith Lake Fossils
190
    68. Arctic Ocean Rocks
193
    69. Gold Prospectors Association of America Claims
196
    70. Golden Sands Beach
198
    71. Kennecott Copper Minerals
202
    72. Glacial Moraine Combing
207
    73. Rainbow Ridge Fossils
211
    74. Red Rock Canyon Minerals
214
    75. Coal Mine Road Fossils
216
    76. Mount Fairplay Labradorite
219
    77. Taylor Highway Dendrites
222
    78. Chicken Gold
224
    79. Yukon - Charley Rivers Gold
227
    80. Alaska Highway Pegmatites
229
   
    Appendix A: Glossary
231
    Appendix B: Further Reading
234
    Appendix C: Finding Maps, Land Managers, and Information
235
    Index
241
    About the Author
247