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Gem Trails of NevadaGem Trails of NevadaCompletely revised and updated with 28 new sites, Gem Trails of Nevada is the collector's guide to over 75 of the best gem, fossil and mineral collecting areas the Silver State has to offer. From opal mines and mountain passes to abandoned ghost mining towns and parched deserts, the extensive landscape and mineral wealth of Nevada is still out there for the avid gem and mineral collector. Find out where to look, what to look for, what to bring, how to get there and what you can expect to find. And along the way you can expect to enjoy some of the natural wonders and earthly treasures that only Nevada has to offer. Sites are divided into four geographical regions and are presented with directions, rockhounding tips, descriptive text, updated highway and site maps, and numerous black and white photos. Also included are a handy mineral locator index, a glossary, lists of museums, rock clubs, government agencies and a full-color insert of rock, fossil and mineral specimens found within Ne
Gem Trails of New MexicoGem Trails of New MexicoNew Mexico is a rockhound's paradise - 122,000 square miles, some mountainous and forested, but much of it is arid with little vegetation. Large amounts of public land are available for collecting. From micromount and gem quality mineral specimens, to fossil pieces containing life forms that are millions of years old, there is something of interest to both the novice and experienced collector. Divided into four geographical regions, detailed maps, driving directions, descriptive text and helpful rockhounding tips lead collectors from the geologic wonderland of Bisti to the unbelievable variety of collectibles at the Rockhound State Park. New Mexico's extensive landscape and mineral wealth are highlighted here in color as well as black and white photographs. This latest fully revised edition of a classic, best-selling rockhound guide adds 34 new sites, updates the old ones, and details the finest rock, mineral and gem sites "The Land of Enchantment" has to offer. More than 100 location
Gem Trails of North CaliforniaGem Trails of North CaliforniaThere is jade, often occurring in qualities rivaling that from Wyoming or Burma; beautiful pink rhodonite, as fine as can be found anywhere; and the most diverse variety of gem obsidian in the entire country, if not the world. Weekend prospectors can even pan successfully for gold in the legendary gold rush country. Detailed text and maps lead the rockhound to beautiful scenery and fascinating rocks and minerals. Full-color photos of specimens found at the end of the gem trail make identification easy. Black and white photos help locate collecting sites that include pine covered mountains, barren desert and beautiful beaches. From popular and commercial sites to those little known, out of the way places, this is the most complete guide to gem, fossil and mineral collecting in Northern California.
Gem Trails of OreganGem Trails of OreganFrom pine-covered mountains to barren deserts and costal beaches, this completely revised edition features over 100 of Oregon's best rock, mineral and fossil collecting sites - including 40 completely new locations, Site features include: • Detailed Maps • Descriptive Text and Photos • New GPS Coordinates • Road Difficulty Ratings • Best Collecting Season • Tools Required • Nearby Camping and Local Attractions Collectors will have the opportunity to discover 45 different varieties of Oregon's abundant natural resources from agates to zeolites and everything in between - such as rare sunstones and Josephinite, gold and thundereggs. 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.
Gem Trails of Southern CaliforniaGem Trails of Southern CaliforniaFrom sandy beaches to desert landscapes, this revised edition is the definitive guide to collecting sites throughout Southern California. For agate to zoisite, find out where to search and find the best specimens that the area has to offer. Taking up where Gem Trails of Northern California left off, this companion book introduces 14 new sites and covers all of Southern California from just north of San Luis Obispo south to the Mexican border and all site points in between. Detailed maps and descriptive text lead the rockhound to over 82 of the best collecting locales for gems, minerals and fossils. Numerous black and white photos aid in locating the collecting area and selective color photos help with specimen identification. Includes a handy mineral locator index, glossary and helpful contact information lists. Full of helpful hints for getting the most out of each site, the author becomes your personal tour guide to the many treasures that Southern California has to offer. Ideal for
Gem Trails of TexasGem Trails of TexasThe newly revised and updated edition of Gem Trails of Texas is the authoritative go-to field guide for rockhounding the Lone Star State. Over 50 collecting sites are mapped in detail and subdivided into six geographic regions, with handy at-a-glance overviews of each locale. Well known author and geologist Brad Cross tells you what can be collected, the best seasons for collecting, road difficulty, GPS coordinates, recommended tools, as well as tips and techniques for optimal rockhounding. Sites also include photos of the terrain you will encounter, and useful information about nearby attractions and services. Beautiful full-color inserts of specimens found in Texas are featured and will inspire you on your rockhounding road trips. Appendices and indexes list geologic attractions to visit, listings of active gem and mineral societies and a glossary of rockhounding terms and concepts. From rolling green hills and rocky mountains, to lake beaches and southwest ranches, Gem Trails of
Gem Trails of UtahGem Trails of UtahWelcome to rockhounding in Utah! You'll find many unique opportunities in a landscape as diverse as the gems, minerals, and fossils found here. There are trunks of petrified wood, faceting grade labradorite, topaz crystals of a color and clarity that rival any found anywhere, boulders of obsidian, delicate halite crystals and much, much more. Detailed text and maps lead the gem hunter to abandoned mine dumps, stunning desert terrain, deep canyons, pristine mountains and beautiful lakes in the search for specimens. Black and white photos highlight the collecting area. A color section aids in specimen identification. This latest edition of a classic, best-selling guide is invaluable for the rockhounds just starting out, filled with expert advice and years of experience. For the collector who has been discovering Utah's treasures for years, it is an outstanding source of the old and the new sites in one handy volume. More than 75 locations throughout the state.
Gem Trails of WashingtonGem Trails of WashingtonThe first comprehensive collecting guide of its kind for the Evergreen State, Gem Trails of Washington covers all four corners of the state, from the misty shores of the Olympic peninsula to dust-dry ghost towns and abandoned mines near Metaline Falls. Washington's diverse geology, ranging from fossil-rich Cambrian locales to seams of agate and jasper amid recent basalt flows, is explored in great detail. Along the trails in this book you will find: gem-quality quartz scepters at Hansen Creek, stunning jade boulders near Darrington, the stonerose fossil beds at Republic, blue agate at Teanaway and Ellensburg, and petrified wood at Saddle Mountain near Mattawa, along with other sites with world-class material still available for dedicated collectors. Ranging from family-friendly walks along streams and rivers to hard-rock mining in the high Cascades, the locales are divided into four geographic regions. Sites are presented with detailed directions, site maps, GPS readings, descriptive
Gem Tumbling and Baroque Jewelry MakingGem Tumbling and Baroque Jewelry MakingGem Tumbling and Baroque Jewelry Making is an excellent primer and guide for the rockhound who plans to tumble-polish their own stones. Features step-by-step practical and includes instructions on building your own tumbler. The book is organized into two major sections, Tumbling - Part One and Baroque Jewelry Making - Part 2. Topics covered in the Tumbling section include: General Instructions, Coarse Grind, Flat Sided Stones, Grinding Time, Intermittent Operation, Find Grind, Polish Operation, Little Tumblers, Vibrating Tumblers, Gas Pressure, Grits for Tumbling, Preforms, Montana Agate, Hard Plume, Jasper, etc., Common Opal - Moonstone - Zeolites, Tiger Eye, Quartz - Amethyst - Tourmaline - Aquamarine - Citrine, Agatized and Opalized Wood, Thunder Eggs and Geodes, Beach Agates and Water Worn Material, Junkite, Obsidian and Apache Tears, North Idaho Garnets, How to Build a Tumbler, Tumbler Speed, Size and Design, How to Figure Pulley Size, Tin Cans and Glass Jars, Fillers and Linings
Gemstone SettingsGemstone SettingsSet the mood - one exquisite stone at a time. Gem lovers, rejoice! The most in-depth technical guide to stone setting is here. With Gemstone Settings you will fall in love with an encyclopedic technique overview featuring extensive stone-setting processes, detailed information about stones and metals, and gorgeous photos and illustrations for visual support. Learn how to set your most beloved, precious, semiprecious, and organic stones with projects that range from elegant diamond masterpieces to pearl or coral everyday favorites. In addition, you'll explore: •The suitability of specific stones and metals •What makes a design wearable and durable •Pre-made verses handmade settings Capture riches in your settings with this essential reference guide. Contents include: Chapter 1: Introduction to Design: History of Gem-set Jewelry, Contemporary Gem-set Jewelry, Gem Cutting, Design Inspiration, Starting with the Stone, Design Considerations, Using Bought Settings, Commissions, Outsou
Gemstone Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling, and Cabochon Making.Gemstone Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling, and Cabochon Making.Gemstones are naturally beautiful, but you can make them glisten and shine. This beginner's guide covers all the techniques you need to know tumbling, cutting, face polishing and more. By following the authors' simple approach, you'll create finished stones worthy of displaying, selling or making into jewelry. Gemstone Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling & Cabochon Making: • Pertains to a wide range of popular gemstones, from agate to turquoise • Prevents frustration, with detailed photos and easy-to-follow instructions • Offers helpful tips from the author's years of experience • Provides information about recommended equipment and supplies • Briefly introduces jewelry making, with seven simple jewelry projects Gemstone Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling & Cabochon Making contents include: Introduction; Getting Started: Gemstone Materials Commonly Used in Lapidary Work, Lapidary Machines, Lapidary Machine and Supply Pricing, A Few More Suggestions; Choosing Gemstones: Gemstone Prices, Selectin
Gemstones of the WorldGemstones of the WorldGemstones of the World, the definitive guide to gems for over 20 years, takes the mystery out of appreciating, buying and selling all kinds. It covers everything from the romance and history of more than 1,400 gemstones to their geographic locations, scientific, physical and color properties, and the way they are formed, structured and mined. With many charts and diagrams Schumann offers full coverage of the optical features of gems - light and color, luminescence, refraction, and inclusions - and about densities and the chemical elements of each stone, with fascinating details on different cuts, polishing, synthetic and imitation gems, hardness, cleavage, classification, trade names, rarity and much more - all with an easy to understand text. And then there are the magnificent photographs of the stones themselves in brilliant full-color, with full data on the facing page. If you could have only one book on gemstones in your library, this would be the one!
Gemstones, Symbols of Power and Beauty.Gemstones, Symbols of Power and Beauty.Gemstones Symbols of Beauty and Power offers the reader deep insight into the fascinating world of gemstones. It provides exact description of the individual gems and goes into their origins and their extraction. In his graphic style, Eduard G�belin reports on the events deep inside the earth eons ago that lead to the creation of these superlative, sparkling natural products and their colorful radiance. Even if these wonders of nature can be reduced to chemical formulae, they nevertheless lose nothing of the fascination that they have had for humans since time immemorial. Franz-Xavier Erni offers the reader a spellbinding tale of how gemstones have loyally accompanied humans throughout history. How gemstones have served women as jewelry and men as symbols of their power. The loveliest of gems adorn women's jewelry as well as the crowns and insignia of worldly and spiritual rulers. Throughout the ages, individual gems have been allocated to the months of the year and to the signs of t
GeodesGeodesIn Geodes two renowned experts share their lifelong passion for geodes and their extensive knowledge of world-class geode deposits as they present the latest theories on the formation and occurrence of these amazing mineral gifts of nature. Visit the geode mines on Northern Mexico and Southern Brazil with Brad Cross. Learn the geode mining process and how the astonishing treasures inside are uncovered. Travel with June Culp Zeitner as she explores vast geode deposits throughout the Midwestern United States that provide a recorded history of the ancient seas that once covered the land. Discover Florida's ocean harvest of unparallel agatized geodes. Meet the close cousins of geodes - thundereggs, septarians and concretions. Geodes is illustrated with over 140 full-color photos of geodes that defy description! It is the most comprehensive book ever written on geodes of the America's - a definitive reference for serious collectors and a delightful mineral explorations for both experts an
Gold FeverGold FeverLooking for and finding gold is not an easy, comfortable, homey type of recreation. It is hard work, but it will get you outdoors and reward you with invigorating, adventure filled outings and escapades. It will stir and awaken the dormant pioneer blood that is inherent in most of us. Readers of Gold Fever - The art of Panning and Sluicing will soon be climbing over rocks and boulders that previously loomed as huge obstacles to find the secret hiding places wherever the river has left her clues. Chapters include: How It Started; The Charisma Of Gold; The Distinctive Behavior of Gold; Reading & Working The River - Mossing And Crevicing; What You Need To Begin; Panning For Beginners; Mini-Portable Sluice Box; Using Your Sluice; Separating Gold From Sand; Making Gold Jewelry; Gold Panners Mining Terms; Where To Find It: California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico.
Gold Prospectors HandbookGold Prospectors HandbookWhile the prospecting greenhorns will find elementary advice easy to get, and the principles quite simple to master, there is a great gap in the literature of amateur prospecting. There are many short articles and small pamphlets that briefly introduce the subject of prospecting, but these stop just where they should begin. On the other end of the scale, there are excellent engineering books which describe in highly technical terms the principles of professional mining a prospecting. Gold Prospectors Handbook is written to fill that void. To show the beginner how to get started and progress to the point where he can become an advanced, proficient amateur at prospecting and small mining operations. To teach him how to bring home the bacon - or gold, mercury, silver, or whatever else it is he seeks. Chapters include: What Is Gold?; Is There Any Gold Left?; Elementary Geology; Elementary Mineralogy; Geological Agents; Stream Geology; Introduction To Placers; Stream Placer Prospecting; A
Great Wire JeweleryGreat Wire JeweleryImagine creating beautiful jewelry using only wire, jump rings and a few basic tools. It's true! Both beginners and experienced jewelry makers will appreciate the ingenious yet simple techniques used to braid, twist and knit silver, copper and brass wire into stunning bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more. These techniques, first used by the Vikings, allow even novices to make great looking jewelry, without using solder or expensive equipment. Great Wire Jewelry features more than 70 projects, each fully illustrated with color photographs and step-by-step diagrams. Each project is rated by difficulty; some of the designs are easy enough for children to do. In addition, once you have learned the basic techniques, you can start creating your own designs. So get ready to be impressed by what you can make, whether you start with a knit ring with silver end beads... twisted earrings... a copper and silver braided bangle... or a brass double flower chain necklace. There are patterns and
Handcrafted Wire FindingsHandcrafted Wire FindingsWhy spend more for generic, impersonal wire jewelry elements when you can create your own custom-cool components for less? From clasps to links to ear wires to bails, Handcrafted Wire Findings is your one-stop resource for all handmade wire jewelry work. With over 30 projects made from silver, copper, brass and artistic wire, this guidebook is packed with instructions for creating all these artistic pieces, and with materials that fit your budget. You'll also find expert tips on basic wirework, texturing, silver fusing, adding patina, and traditional finishing. Handcrafted Wire Findings is the only resource you'll need to create personalized and stylish findings that add that perfect touch to your handmade jewelry. Contents encompass: Wire Basics, Tools, Techniques, Findings, Gallery, Resources and Index. The Findings Projects include: Ear Wires: Circle Loop Ear Wires, Kidney Ear Wires, Double-Loop French Ear Wires,, Tumbleweed French Ear Wires, Fiddlehead Ear Wires, Vine Ear Wires,
Healing CrystalsHealing CrystalsHealing Crystals features all the key information you will need on 555 healing gemstones in a handy pocket format. Compact but encyclopedic, the book has now been updated to include new findings in mineralogy along with recent experiments and research results in gem therapy. It also includes information on an additional 125 crystals. Michael Gienger presents a comprehensive and illustrated directory of all the gemstones in current use in a clear, concise and precise style. The characteristics and healing function of each crystal are clearly explained, each one accompanied by a colour photographs. Healing Crystals was written for all interested people who wish to inform themselves about the healing properties of crystals, for all naturopaths, doctors and gemstone consultants as an up-to-date reference guide to healing crystals, and for all those who work with or deal in crystals, as an important update on the latest developments in the field of gemstone remedies. In a word, this refer
How to create with Horseshoe Nails.How to create with Horseshoe Nails.Very popular for decorator art are creations fashioned with horseshoe nails. Look in just about any boutique shop or gift catalog and you'll see these interesting little conversation pieces. And, you'll find that many of them command a fair price. Yet, for a small investment in tools and supplies, you can fashion horseshoe nail jewelry, picture frames, napkin holders, display stands and charming sculptures. Following the author's simple instructions and step-by-step illustrations will enable just about anyone to get into this fascinating craft. Your creations will be treasured gifts or easily-sold product for a profitable part-time business. Most important, horseshoe nail craft is a pastime that will give you many hours of relaxation and fun. Much of it can be done while watching television or sitting on the porch. It's a nostalgic link with days gone by when little boys used to beg nails from the local blacksmith to make rings that were worn with pride. With horseshoe nail craft, y
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