The 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 Texas is your complete guide to finding quality rock, fossil, mineral and gem specimens throughout the big state of Texas.
Gem Trails of Texas