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Gem Trails of Washington


Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Details on over 75 collecting sites, each with a map, directions, and GPS coordinates. Also has descriptions of the locations, and tells you what types of rocks, minerals, and fossils you could find there. A great guide to rock and mineral collecting in Washington!

Gem Trails of WashingtonTable of Contents

Acknowledgements7
How To Use This Guide8
Some Reminders9
Getting Organized10
Basic Rules12
Hints For Collecting13
Map Legend15
Key Sites to Locator Map16
Washington Site Map17
Region I
1. Hansen Creek18
2. Blanchard Hill20
3. Walker Valley22
4. Oso24
5. Mt. Higgins26
6. Pilchuck Creek28
7. Grandy Creek30
8. Swift Creek32
9. Nugent's Corner34
10. Bacon Creek36
11. Stubbs Hill38
12. Galena40
13. Orcas Island42
14. Crescent Beach44
15. Lyre River46
16. Clallam Bay48
17. Neah Bay50
18. Ruby Beach52
19. Moclips River54
20. Point Brown56
Region II
21. Squaw Valley58
22. Usk60
23. Winchester Creek62
24. Sullivan Creek64
25. Oriole Mine66
26. Gold Hill Mine68
27. Boundary Road70
28. Gardner Cave72
29. Silver Creek74
30. Republic76
31. Sanpoil River78
32. Wauconda80
33. Simalkameen82
34. Ruby Hill84
35. Twisp86
36. Dry Falls88
37. Soap Lake90
38. Roosevelt Lake92
Region III
39. Money Creek94
Tumble Polishing Rocks96
Color Specimen Insert97
40. Lake Wenatchee106
41. Heather Lake108
42. Barrel Springs110
43. Roosevelt112
44. Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park114
45. Saddle Mountains116
46. Quartz Creek118
47. Timberwolf Mountain120
48. George Cliff122
49. Pyramid Creek124
50. Greenwater River126
51. Liberty128
52. First Creek130
53. Yellow Hill132
54. Red Top Mountain134
55. Rock 'n Tomahawk Ranch136
56. Peshashtin Creek138
57. Umptanum Creek140
58. Asotin Creek142
59. Snake River144
60. Mt. Spokane146
61. Spokane River148
Region IV
62. Livingston Quarry150
63. Rawson Quarry152
64. Yacolt154
65. Lacamas Lake156
66. Washougal River158
67. Green Mountain160
68. McCoy Creek162
69. Palisades164
70. Porter166
71. Grays River168
72. Blaney Creek170
73. Altoona172
74. Chehalis River174
75. Adna176
76. Wildcat Creek178
77. Lucas Creek180
78. Salmon Creek182
Bibliography184
Washington Gem and Mineral Clubs185
Web Resources188
Software190
Glossary191
Mineral Locator Index198