Completely revised and reformatted, this unique guide directs you to over 94 collecting locations plus 150 museums, caves, points of interest, fairs and festivals throughout the western states. Digging locations are varied and include fee mines, gold prospecting areas, sites to hunt rocks, minerals and fossils, and collecting adventure 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 historic 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 state, 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.
Whether you are a casual hobbyist, a serious collector, or on a family vacation, Fee Mining and Rockhounding Adventures in the west will be your indispensable guide to new rock hunting and prospecting adventures.
Includes Sites In:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.