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Rock and Mineral Books   Alaska           Arizona             California
Agate Books   Colorado      Idaho                 Montana
Fluorescent Mineral Books   Nevada         New Mexico     Oregon
Fee Mining Guides   Texas            Utah                  Washington
Regional Gem and Mineral Guides   Wyoming

General Rock, Mineral and Gemstone Books
Gemstones of the World Gemstones of the World (fifth edition) by Walter Shuman

One of the most popular books ever written about gemstones. Over one million copies sold. It contains background information about gemstones and detailed information with photos of over 100 gem species. It is a comprehensive book for people who tumble, collect, cut, admire or want to learn about gems. Includes 1900 photos of cut and rough gems. A 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" hardcover with 320 pages. For High School and up.  
Only $24.95

Dk books Smithsonian Handbook Rocks and Minerals Rocks and Minerals - Smithsonian Handbook by Chris Pellant

A great book for reading or reference, this handy (6.0" x 8.5") handbook presents interesting facts with full-color photos of hundreds of different rocks and minerals. Contains 256 pages, a glossary, identification guides and index.  
Only $20.00

Dk books Smithsonian Guidebook Rocks and Gems Rock and Gem - Smithsonian Guidebook by Ronald Louis Bonewitz

A great book for reading, reference or exploring. This textbook-size (7.0" x 9.25 ") guidebook presents interesting facts about hundreds of different rocks, gems, minerals and fossils. Contains 360 pages with hundreds of full-color illustrations and index. This book is REALLY nice!
Only $24.95

S&S Guide to Rocks and Minerals Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals. By Annibale Mottana, Rodolfo Crespi and Giuseppe Liborio. Edited by Martin Prinz, George Harlow and Joseph Peters, The American Museum of Natural History.

"An easy-to-use field guide, with more than 1,000 spectacular illustrations - 600 in full color." 
Only $18.95

Rocks and Minerals Field Guide Rocks and Minerals - Peterson Field Guide Series by Frederick H. Pough.

An introduction to rocks and minerals with detailed photos, description and idenfication information. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. This book is a 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" paperback with 401 pages. 
Only $20.95

Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals by Charles W. Chesterman.

An introduction to minerals with photos and descriptions designed to aid you in field or at home study. A comprehensive reference with hundreds of photos. Durable plastic covers. 4" x 7 3/4", 856 pages. 
Only $19.95

Guide To Minerals, Rocks and Fossils Guide To Minerals, Rocks & Fossils by A. C. Bishop, A. R. Woolley and W. R. Hamilton.

An authoritative and practical identification and reference guide to minerals, rocks and fossils. Hundreds of color photos. The 5" x 7 1/2" size is great for your field bag.
Only $19.95

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones Handbook of Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones by Walter Schumann.

A handbook that explains rock, mineral and gem identification along with a huge reference section with hundreds of photos. Great for beginners or experienced. A 5" x 7 1/2" paperback with 381 pages.  
Only $22.95

Dk books Smithsonian Handbook Gemstones Gemstones - Smithsonian Handbook by Cally Hall

A great book for reading or reference, this handy (6.0" x 8.5") handbook presents interesting facts and full-color photos for hundreds of different gemstones. Contains 160 pages with a glossary, gemstone properties chart and index. High School and up.  
Only $20.00

Minerals: Identifying, Classifying and Collecting Them Minerals: Identifying, Classifying and Collecting Them by Rupert Hochleitner. A Barron's Nature Guide.

"A field guide to minerals, categorized by color and degree of hardness for fast, easy identification." Loaded with photos and illustrations to that aid in identification. 
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Familiar Rocks and Minerals of North America Familiar Rocks and Minerals of North America - A National Audubon Society Pocket Guide.

This book is a 6" x 4 1/8" paperback with 192 pages. Loaded with great photos and mineral identification information. 
Only $12.95

Minerals and Gemstones Minerals and Gemstones - 300 of the Earth's natural treasures. By Dr. David C. Cook and Dr. Wendy L. Kirk.

An introduction to minerals, gemstones and how they are identified. A detailed reference book with photos, descriptions, properties, and much more. A 5 1/4" x 6 3/4" paperback with 320 pages.  
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Minerals of the World Minerals of the World by Walter Schumann.

An introduction to minerals, their properties and identification. A detailed reference for hundreds of minerals with photos, properties and descriptions for hundreds of minerals. Hardcover book measures 5 1/4" x 7 7/8" and has 232 pages.
Only $16.95

Minerals of the World - Princeton Field Guides Minerals of the World - Princeton Field Guides by Ole Johnsen.

Information on over 500 minerals, complete with detailed color photographs, crystallographic diagrams, physical and chemical properties, and much more. 
Only $26.95

The Practical Geologist The Practical Geologist by Dougal Dixon. "The introductory guide to the basics of geology and to collecting and identifying rocks."

Loaded with illustrations and full-color diagrams, photos, pictures, and sketches. Discover what Earth science is all about with this popular book!
Only $16.95

The Rockhound's Handbook The Rockhound's Handbook by James R. Mitchell.

An introduction to rockhounding with basic geology, mineral and fossil identification, color photos, field methods and much more. Revised, expanded second edition. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 304 pages. 
Only $17.95
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Agate Books
Northwest Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide Agates Inside Out by Karen A. Brzys.

Agates Inside Out is a wonderful book that introduces you to the world of agates. What are they? How do they form? What mysteries do their colorful patterns reveal? Where to look for them? What types of agates can be found there? Lots of great photos, charts and diagrams. This is a 6" x 9" paperback with 246 pages.
Only $24.95

Southeast Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide The Beauty of Banded Agates by Michael R. Carlson.

Spectacular photos! This book will introduce you to agates and their use in the lapidary arts. However, the emphasis of the book is a beautiful guide to agates collected from eight of the world's most famous regions: Botswana, Brazil, Condor, Dryhead, Fairburn, Lake Superior, Mexico and Queensland. This is a 8 7/8" x 12" paperback with 160 pages.
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Southwest Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide Agates: Treasures of the Earth by Roger Pabian with Brian Jackson, Peter Tandy and John Cromartie.

A beautifully illustrated book that will help you learn all about agates, their properties, famous agate localities around the world, how agates have been used - not only in jewelry but also in science and technology, methods of agate collectors and much more. This is a 6 1/4" x 8 1/2" hardcover with 184 pages.
Only $34.95
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Fluorescent Mineral Books
Collecting Fluorescent Minerals Collecting Fluorescent Minerals by Stuart Schneider.

An introduction to fluorescent minerals, types of fluorescence, how to find fluorescent minerals, light sources, types of light, where to collect fluorescent minerals, hundreds of breathtaking photos reveal how specimens appear in both daylight and UV light! An 8 1/2" x 11" paperback with 192 pages.
Only $29.95

The World of Fluorescent Minerals The World of Fluorescent Minerals by Stuart Schneider.

An introduction to fluorescent minerals, types of fluorescence, light sources, activators, extensive identification guide with photos, how to find fluorescent minerals and much more. An 8 1/2" x 11" paperback with 192 pages.
Only $29.95
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Fee Mining Guides
Fee Mining and Rockhounding Adventures in the West Fee Mining and Rockhounding Adventures in the West by James Martin Monaco and Jeannette Hathaway Monaco.

A directory to fee-mining for rocks, minerals, fossils, gold and treasure in the western U.S. Rockhounding sites, caves, gold prospecting, mines, festivals, museums, and more. 
Only $17.95

Fee Mining and Mineral Adventures in the Eastern U.S. Fee Mining and Mineral Adventures in the Eastern U.S. by James Martin Monaco and Jeannette Hathaway Monaco.

A directory to fee-mining for rocks, minerals, fossils, gold and treasure in the eastern U.S. Mineral sites, caves, gold prospecting, mines, festivals, museums, and more.
Only $17.95
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Regional Gem and Mineral Guides
Northwest Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide Northwest Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide by Kathy J. Rygle and Stephen F. Pedersen.

Where and How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems and Minerals: Volume 1: Northwest States.
Only $16.95

Southwest Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide Southwest Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide by Kathy J. Rygle and Stephen F. Pedersen.

Where and How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems and Minerals: Volume 2: Southwest States. 
Only $16.95

Southeast Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide Southeast Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide by Kathy J. Rygle and Stephen F. Pedersen.

Where and How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems and Minerals: Volume 3: Southeast States.
Only $16.95

Northeast Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide Northeast Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide by Kathy J. Rygle and Stephen F. Pedersen.

Where and How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems and Minerals: Volume 4: Northeast States. 
Only $16.95
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Alaska Books
Rockhounding Alaska Rockhounding Alaska by Montana Hodges.

"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" A 6" x 9" paperback with 221 pages, descriptions, maps and photos.
Only $18.95

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Arizona Books
Rockhounding Arizona Rockhounding Arizona by Gerry Blair.

"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" A 6" x 9" paperback with 219 pages, descriptions, maps and photos. Second edition. 
Only $17.95

Gem Trails of Arizona Gem Trails of Arizona by James R. Mitchell.

Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state.  
Only $16.95

Arizona Gold and Gems Maps Arizona Gold and Gems Maps

A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of Arizona. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.
Only $13.95
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California Books
Rockhounding California Rockhounding California by Gail A. Butler.

"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 190 pages, descriptions, maps and photos. 
Only $14.95

Gem Trails of Northern California Gem Trails of Northern California by James R. Mitchell.

Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state.
Only $14.95

Gem Trails of Southern California Gem Trails of Southern California by James R. Mitchell.

Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success!Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state.
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California Gold and Gems Maps Northern Edition California Gold and Gems Maps Northern Edition

A collection of 5 large maps covering Northern California. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.
Only $13.95

California Gold and Gems Maps Southern Edition California Gold and Gems Maps Southern Edition

A collection of 5 large maps covering Southern California. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.
Only $13.95
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Colorado Books
Rockhounding Colorado Rockhounding Colorado by William A. and Cora Kappele.

"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" Second edition. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 244 pages, descriptions, maps and photos. 
Only $16.95

Gem Trails of Colorado Gem Trails of Colorado by James R. Mitchell.

Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state.
Only $14.95

Colorado Gold and Gems Maps Colorado Gold and Gems Maps

A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of Colorado. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.
Only $13.95
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Idaho Books
Idaho Gold and Gems Maps Idaho Gold and Gems Maps

A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of Idaho. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.
Only $13.95

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Montana Books
Rockhounding Montana Rockhounding Montana by Montana Hodges and Robert Feldman.

"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" Second edition. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 220 pages, descriptions, maps and photos. 
Only $16.95

Montana Gold and Gems Maps Montana Gold and Gems Maps

A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of Montana. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.
Only $13.95
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Nevada Books
Rockhounding Nevada Rockhounding Nevada by William A. Kappele.

"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 156 pages, descriptions, maps, photos. 
Only $14.95

Gem Trails of Nevada Gem Trails of Nevada by James R. Mitchell.

Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state.
Only $14.95

Nevada Gold and Gems Maps Nevada Gold and Gems Maps

A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of Nevada. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.
Only $13.95
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New Mexico Books
Rockhounding New Mexico Rockhounding New Mexico by Ruta Vaskys and Martin Freed.

"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 260 pages, descriptions, maps, and photos. 
Only $17.95

Gem Trails of New Mexico Gem Trails of New Mexico by James R. Mitchell.

Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state.
Only $16.95

New Mexico Gold and Gems Maps New Mexico Gold and Gems Maps

A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of New Mexico. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.  
Only $13.95
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Oregon Books
Gem Trails of Oregon Gem Trails of Oregon by Garret Romaine.

Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state.
Only $16.95

Oregon Gold/Silver and Gems Maps Oregon Gold/Silver and Gems Maps

A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of Oregon. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.
Only $13.95
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Texas Books
Gem Trails of Texas Gem Trails of Texas by Brad L. Cross.

Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state.  
Only $16.95

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Utah Books
Rockhounding Utah Rockhounding Utah by William A. Kappele.

"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 180 pages, descriptions, maps and photos. 
Only $14.95

Gem Trails of Utah Gem Trails of Utah by James R. Mitchell.

Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state.
Only $14.95

Utah Gold and Gems Maps Utah Gold and Gems Maps

A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of Utah. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.
Only $13.95
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Washington Books
Gem Trails of Washington Gem Trails of Washington by Garret Romaine.

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. 
Only $16.95

Washington Gold and Gems Maps Washington Gold and Gems Maps

A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of Washington. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where gems and minerals have been found.
Only $13.95
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Wyoming Books
Rockhounding Wyoming Rockhounding Wyoming by Kenneth Lee Graham.

"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 158 pages, descriptions, maps and photos. 
Only $14.95

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Gemstones of the World We highly recommend: Gemstones of the World (fifth edition) by Walter Schumann. One of the most popular gemstone books ever written, with over one million copies sold. It has about 100 pages of basic gemstone information and about 200 pages dedicated to photos and descriptions of over 100 gems and gem materials.

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