Fee Mining and Rockhounding Adventures in the West

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By: James Martin Monaco and Jeannette Hathaway Monaco

This unique guide will direct you to a wide variety of "fee and free" rockhounding and mineral adventures throughout the western states. In this up-dated edition you can visit 100 collecting locations plus 153 museums, caves, points of interest, fairs and festivals. Digging locations are varied and include fee mines, gold prospecting ares, collecting sites for rocks, minerals and fossils, and adventure and cave tours. 

Mine for brilliant sapphires in Montana; find a petrified dinosaur bone in Colorado; collect smithsonite in New Mexico, precious fire agates in Arizona, and coveted opal in Nevada; visit numerous mines and historical sites of the California Gold Rush; search for fossilized fish and dinosaur bones in Wyoming; discover gold in rivers and streams in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

Organized alphabetically by states, site information includes seasons and days open, hours of operation, address and contact information, cost, tools and supplies needed. Interesting history, regional attractions and camping information help to make a collecting trip even more enjoyable. 



Publisher: Gem Guide Books Co. 

Publication Date: 2007 

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