< - - Gem Trails of Oregon - by Romaine, From pine-covered mountains to barren deserts and coastal beaches, this completely revised edition features over 100 of Oregon's best rock, mineral and fossil collecting sites – including 40 completely new locations.
Collectors will have the opportunity to discover over 45 different varieties of Oregon's abundant natural treasures from agates to zeolites and everything in between – such as rare sunstones and Josephinite, gold and thundereggs.
Site features include:
Descriptive Text and Photos
New GPS Coordinates
Road Difficultly Ratings
Best Collecting Season
Nearby Camping and Local Attractions
With a Mineral Locator Index, Glossary, list of mineral clubs and mineral museums plus a full-color specimen photo insert, Gem Trails of Oregon is the indispensable guidebook for either beginning or experienced mineral and fossil hunters. Written by a technical writer by profession, an instructor of English at Portland State University in the evenings and an avid rockhound on the weekends.
The book was just published January of 2009. Softcover 272 pages. Status: In Stock and ships immediately, weight 1 lb. Get Yours NOW! Only $14.95. Plus Shipping.
Tim Fischer..."Gem Trails of Oregon “...the best guide to rockhounding in Oregon that has ever been written. It is a vast improvement over the previous versions since Garret started from scratch, checked out and revised ALL of the sites in the second edition and discarded those sites (and there were many) which never contained worthwhile materials or have never been or are no longer accessible to Joe Rockhound. Then, he personally visited and added a whole slew of new sites that offer opportunities for the rockhound to visit places that have generally not been picked over."
Beachcombing on the Oregon Coast? This is just the guide for you.
AGATES OF THE OREGON COAST An illustrated guide of information on agate, jasper, fossils and petrified wood commonly found on the Oregon Coast - by Myers - Now Available. Learn about the best known varieties and more... This indespendensable pocket guide is small enough to fit comfortably in inside your coat, back pack or into the golve compartment of your car.
Amazingly accurate! Just take your dry stones and lay them over the photos to identify them. Learn about the stunning uncommon true colors and various varieties of agate to be found that would also include the agates with inclusions, enhydro (water agates), jasper, also a special section of fossil agates, petrified woods, and fossils that may be found among the cobbles along the beaches. While many specimens are readily available, the rare and higher-quality ones are highly sought after.
This color-illustrated guide gives tips on how to find beach agates from the border of California to Washington. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this book says it ALL! The back cover alone has three illustrations showing the agates as they are found, of both wet and dry conditions, plus the third identifying what you see in the two color photos. Inside accurate color photos with descriptive text identifies the agate and jaspers plus petrified wood which means the difference between passing over a perfectly wonderful specimen of carnelian agate, colorful jasper or collectible Oregon blues (not the black agates), rather than basalt or "just another rock". With this book you can become the next best thing to an expert on Oregon agates. Softcover 15 page pocket guide NEW Third Edition $6.95. Buy it NOW!
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