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Rockhounding California

Rockhounding California

by Gail A. Butler

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"A complete guide to finding, collecting, and preparing the state's gems and minerals!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 228 pages full of descriptions, maps and photos. Second edition.

Rockhounding California
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
ix
Preface
xi
Introduction
1
    The Landscape
1
    Earthquake Country
5
    Sites to See
6
    California Wildlife
10
    Desert Travel
10
    California's Mineral Highlights
11
    Legends and Lore of Gems and Minerals
14
    Rockhound's Vocabulary
15
    Rockhound Rules
18
    Rockhound Access to Commercial Mines
21
    How to Use This Guide
22
Map Legend
24
   
Rockhounding Sites in Southern California
    1. Fire Agate at Opal Hill Mine
25
    2. Pebble Terrace
28
    3. Black and Paisley Agate
30
    4. Crystal-Filled Amygdules
33
    5. Hauser Geode Beds
36
    6. Psilomelane Near Wileys Well
39
    7. Chalcedony Rose Garden and Grossular Crystals at Augustine Pass
42
    8. Chuckwalla Well Agate and Jasper
44
    9. Psilomelane at Arlington Mine
46
    10. Orocopia Bloodstone
49
    11. Orocopia Fluorspar
51
    12. Big River Botryoidal Chalcedony with Drusy Quartz, Jasper, and Agate
53
    13. Turtle Mountains Snowy Chalcedony Roses
56
    14. Lake Havasu Agate
59
    15. Dendritic White Opalite at Goffs
61
    16. Danby Opalite and Agate
64
    17. Fossil Trilobites and Marble at Cadiz
66
    18. Marble Mountains Garnet and Hematite
68
    19. Kelbaker Road Nodules and Chalcedony
70
    20. Providence Mountains Iron Minerals
72
    21. Old Camp Carnelian and Chalcedony Roses
74
    22. Ludlow Gems
76
    23. West of Ludlow Chalcedony, Calcite, and More
79
    24. Hector Agates and Jasper
81
    25. Pisgah Crater Volcanic Adventure
84
    26. Lavic Siding Jasper and Agate
87
    27. West of Hector Blue Chalcedony, Jasper, and Agate
89
    28. Newberry Nodules
91
    29. Orbicular Rhyolite at Grandview Mine
93
    30. Marble Quarry off Stoddard Wells Road
95
    31. Opal Mountain Opal and Agate
98
    32. Onyx and Borate Minerals in Mule Canyon
101
    33. Hilltop Agate and Jasper at Mineola Road
104
    34. Alvord Mine Copper Minerals and Calcite
106
    35. Field Road Agates
108
    36. Afton Canyon Collectibles
111
    37. Turquoise at Old Toltec Mine
114
    38. Clark Mountain Copper and Lead Minerals
116
    39. Old Zabriskie Station Precious Opal
118
    40. Sperry Wash Fossils, Petrified Wood, and Agate
121
    41. Gem Hill Agate, Rhyolite, and Common Opal
123
    42. San Gabriel River Gold
126
    43. Wrightwood Actinolite
129
    44. In-Ko-Pah Asterated Quartz and Moonstone Feldspar
131
    45. Coyote Mountains Fossils and More
133
Rockhounding Sites in Coastal California
    46. Patrick's Point Beach Agates
135
    47. Agate Beach Jasper, Agate, and Petrified Wood
137
    48. Beach-Washed Jade and Actinolite at Jade Cove
140
    49. Moonstone Beach
143
    50. Jalama Beach Agate and Marcasite
146
    51. Gaviota Beach Minerals
149
    52. Southern Coast Beachcombing
151
    53. Palos Verdes Beach Barite Crystals
153
Rockhounding Sites in Northern California
    54. Anderson Lake Agate and Jasper
156
    55. Mother Lode Mariposite
158
    56. Eureka Valley Smoky Quartz Crystals
160
    57. Peterson Mountain Quartz Crystals
163
    58. Antelope Lake Rose Quartz
166
    59. Taylorville Fossils
169
    60. Buck's Lake Serpentine
171
    61. Pulga Californite in Serpentine
173
    62. Feather River Gold
175
    63. Feather River Serpentine
177
    64. Willard Creek Agate and Jasper
179
    65. Susanville Agates and Petrified Wood
181
    66. Cedarville Petrified Wood
184
    67. Davis Creek Obsidian Varieties
187
    68. Lassen Creek Rainbow and Green-Sheen Obsidian
192
    69. Shasta Area Copper Minerals
194
    70. Eel River Jade and Crocidolite
196
    71. Colorful Jasper and Jade Near Covelo
198
    72. Hearst Collectibles
200
    73. Black Butte Reservoir Showy Jasper
202
    74. Goat Mountain Moss Agate
205
   
    Appendix A: Sources Used for This Guide
208
    Appendix B: Further Reading and Information
209
    Appendix C: Rockhound Clubs and Organizations
210
    Index
219
    About the Author
227
    About the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
228