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Rockhounding Virginia

Rockhounding Virginia

by Robert Beard

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"A guide to the state's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 216 pages. Learn about the geology of Virginia with descriptions, maps, and photos.

Rockhounding Virginia
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
viii
Introduction
1
Rockhounding Basics
4
Geology
12
Natural Resources
26
How To Use This Guide
31
Map Legend
34
Coastal Plain
    1. Indian Field Creek Fossils
36
    2. Chippokes Plantation State Park Fossils
40
    3. Lake Matoaka Spillway Fossils
43
    4. York River State Park Fossils
46
    5. Westmoreland State Park Shark Teeth
49
    6. Caledon State Park Shark Teeth
53
    7. Leesylvania State Park Sandstone
56
    8. Government Island Sandstone Quarry
59
    9. Alum Spring Park Wood Fossils
63
Piedmont
    10. Windy Run Quartz and Schorl
68
    11. Turkey Run Steatite and Sillimanite
72
    12. Great Falls of the Potomac Gneiss
76
    13. Leesburg Potomac Marble
80
    14. Evergreen Mills Banded Metasediments
83
    15. Hadensville Metapyroxenite
87
    16. Schuyler Soapstone Quarry
91
    17. Scufflin Acres Farms Amethyst
94
    18. Pittsylvania Wayside Park Feldspar and Mica
97
    19. Leesville Actinolite Schist
101
    20. Fairy Stone State Park Sericite - Staurolite Crosses
104
Blue Ridge
    21. Happy Creek Epidotized Granite and Metabasalt
108
    22. Front Royal Chrysotile in Metabasalt
112
    23. Compton Peak Columnar Metabasalt
115
    24. Rose River Granite and Unakite
118
    25. Stanley Unakite
122
    26. Kennedy Mine Limonite and Manganese Oxides
125
    27. Mount Torry Mine Limonite and Hematite
129
    28. Pkin Limonite
132
    29. Little Marys Creek Unakite
136
    30. Vesuvius Unakite Quarry
139
    31. Tye River Blue Quartz
142
    32. Roseland Blue Quartz
146
Valley and Ridge
    33. Gainesboro Fossils
150
    34. Gore Fossils
154
    35. Elizabeth Furnace Slag, Limonite, and Hematite
157
    36. Fort Valley Road Fossils
161
    37. Mine Gap Furnace Slag and Limonite
164
    38. Columbia Furnace Fossils
167
    39. Brocks Gap Limonite-Stained Rocks
171
    40. Fulks Run Fossils and Calcite
175
    41. Maury River Pink and White Sandstone
178
    42. Lexington Fossils and Calcite
183
    43. Effinger Fossils
187
    44. Callie Furnace Slag and Limonite
190
    45. Roaring Run Furnace Glassy Slag
196
    46. Rich Patch Banded Sediments
200
    47. Covington Ochre and Limonite
203
    48. Peters Mountain Limonite
206
References
210
Site Index
213
Index
214
About the Author
216