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Fee Mining and Rockhounding Adventures in the West


A directory to fee-mining for rocks, minerals, fossils, gold and treasure in the western United States. Rockhounding sites, caves, gold prospecting, mines, festivals, museums, and more. Updated and expanded second edition. 8 1/2" x 10 7/8" paperback, 240 pages.

Fee Mining and Rockhounding Adventures in the WestTable of Contents

Introduction14
Trip Planning15
Miner's Ten Commandments16
Standard Tools18
For Your Safety19
Weights and Measures20
The Gold Rush of North America21
Map Legend23
State Diggings Site Locator Map24
List of Diggings Sites25
ALASKA26
ARIZONA34
CALIFORNIA42
COLORADO71
HAWAII82
IDAHO85
KANSAS93
MONTANA97
NEBRASKA111
NEVADA115
NEW MEXICO122
NORTH DAKOTA130
OKLAHOMA133
OREGON137
SOUTH DAKOTA155
TEXAS167
UTAH179
WASHINGTON185
WYOMING192
Locating Gold Deposits201
Tips for Uncovering Precious Gems202
Gold Panning Tips204
Sluicing Techniques205
Official State Gems, Minerals and Rocks206
Birthstones208
Wedding Anniversaries212
Fantastic Finds213
Glossary217
Bibliography219
Suggested Reading220
Helpful Websites222
Mineral Locator Index226
Photo Gallery232
Have We Missed a Mine or Collecting Site?240