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Rockhounding Guides by State

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General Rockhounding

Fossil Collecting

Geology for Rockhounds

Lapidary & Gemstone Cutting

Semi-Precious Stones and Gemstones

Faceting

Opal!

Mining & Mining History

Minerals & Mineral Collecting

Rockhounding Guides by State

Arizona

Gem Trails of Arizona ~ James R. Mitchell, Bessie Simpson / Paperback / Published 1995 The rockhound's guide to Arizona Gerry Blair

Rockhounding Arizona ~ Gerry Blair / Paperback / Published 1995

Gems and Minerals of Arizona: A Guide to Native Gemstones (Arizona Traveler Guidebooks) by Bill Panczner (Paperback - May 1989)

Rockhound's Guide to Arizona, Complete Guide & 75 Sites for Beginners & Experts by Gerry Blair and Color Photos & Maps (Paperback - 1992)

Minerals of Arizona: A Field Guide for Collectors (Rock Collecting) by Neil R. Bearce (Paperback - Jul 1999)

 

California

Gem Trails of California  Mitchell / Published 1991

Gem Trails of Northern California James Mitchell, Robin Nordhues (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1994

Gem Trails of Southern California James R. Mitchell / Paperback / Published 1996

Rockhounding California ~ Gail A. Butler, W. R. C. Shedenhelm

Rocks and Minerals of California ~  Vinson Brown, et al / Paperback / Published 1972

Gems: Minerals of California : A Guide to Localities (California Traveler) by William Estivillo (Paperback - April 1992)

Rockhound's Guide to California by Octavia Butler (Paperback - 1999)

Rockhounding the Wiley's Well District of California: The GPS User's Guide by Delmer Ross (Paperback - Dec 29, 2006)

 

Colorado

Colorado Gem Trails and Mineral Guide ~ Richard M. Pearl / Paperback / Published 1992

Gem Trails of Colorado James R. Mitchell / Paperback / Published 1997

The Rockhound's Guide to Colorado William A. Kappele, et al / Paperback / Published 1995

Colorado Rockhounding : A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils ~ Stephen M. Voynick / Paperback / Published 1995

Colorado Traveler: Gems and Minerals (American Traveler) by Lee McKinney and Tag McKinney (Paperback - May 1988)

 

Connecticut

Rock Hound's Guide to Connecticut Kathleen Hulser. Ryerson / Published 1972

Idaho

Rockhounding Idaho by My friend Garret Romaine / Paperback / Published May 2010

Gem Minerals of Idaho by John A. Beckwith (Paperback - Jun 1, 1972) - Outdated but I have it and it's useful for general info

The Gem & Mineral Collector's Guide to Idaho by Lanny Ream (Paperback - 1992) - good book for exploration & decent site list

Idaho Minerals: The Complete Reference and Guide to the Minerals of Idaho 2nd Edition, Revised and Update by Lanny Ream (Paperback - Sep 2004) - I can't say enough about this book, if you like minerals, it's mandatory!

 

Montana

The rockhound's guide to Montana Robert Feldman

Rockhounding Montana ~ Robert Feldman / Paperback / Published 1996

 

New Mexico

New Mexico Rockhounding : A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils ~ Stephen M. Voynick / Paperback / Published 1997

The Rockhound's Guide to New Mexico Melinda Crow, W.R.C. Shedenhelm (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1995

New Mexico Rocks & Minerals, the Collecting Guide. by Frank S. and Narsavage, Robert J. Kimbler (Paperback - 1986)

 

Nevada

Gem Trails of Nevada Rick Mitchell / Paperback / Published 1991

Rockhounding Nevada (Falcon Guide) ~ William A. Kappele / Paperback / Published 1998

 

North Carolina

Rocks, Gems, and Mineral Collecting Sites in Western North Carolina by Rick Jacquot Jr, Ralph Roberts, and Pat Roberts (Hardcover - May 1, 2003)

 

Oregon

Gem Trails of Oregon My friend Garret Romaine / Paperback / Published 2008 - I CAN WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! DO NOT BUY THE OLD EDITION BY JAMES MITCHELL!

Crystals and minerals: A family field collecting guide for northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington by Jon Gladwell (Unknown Binding - 1989)  - These are fairly outdated but have good ideas for exploring and some sites are still worthwhile

Crystals and Minerals, Volume II (A Family Field Collecting Guide for Northwestern Oregon and Southwestern Washington) by Jon Gladwell (Spiral-bound - 1991) Crystals and Minerals, Volume III (A Family Field Collecting Guide for Northwestern Oregon and Southwestern Washington) by Jon Gladwell (Spiral-bound - 1994)

 

PA & NJ

Gem Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Scott Stepanski, Karenne Snow / Paperback / Published 1996

 

Texas

The Rockhound's Guide to Texas Melinda Crow / Published 1994

Rockhounding Texas Melinda Crow / Paperback / Published 1998

Gem Trails of Texas James R. Mitchell / Paperback / Published 1987

 

Utah

Gem Trails of Utah James R. Mitchell / Paperback / Published 1996

Rockhounding Utah ~ William A. Kappele, W. R. C. Shedenhelm (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1996

A Collector's Guide to Rock, Mineral, & Fossil Localities of Utah (Paperback - 1995)

Rockhound guide to selected rock and mineral localities in Utah (Miscellaneous publication / Utah Geological and Mineral Survey) by Martha Ryder Smith (Unknown Binding - 1987)

A Guide to Gold Panning in Utah by Alan J. Chenworth (Paperback - Jan 2007)

Wyoming

Rockhounding Wyoming ~ Kenneth Lee Graham / Paperback / Published 1996

 

Washington

Rockhound's Guide to Washington by Bob Jackson (Paperback - May 1985) - Outdated but still a very good read

The Rockhound's Guide to Washington, Volume II by Bob and Kay Jackson (Paperback - 1975) - Ditto

The Rockhound's Guide to Washington (III) by Bob Jackson (Paperback - 1978) - Ditto

2002 edition in hardcover

 

By fellow rockhound Garret Romaine / Paperback / Published 2008 - I CAN WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!

 

Canada - British Columbia

West Coast Fossils : A Guide to the Ancient Life of Vancouver Island Rolf Ludvigsen, Graham Beard / Published 1994 - Nice guide, I have been to many of these sites
 

Gem Trails of British Columbia (Rock Collecting) by Cam Bacon (Paperback - April 2002)

Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1 :Vancouver Island Rick Hudson / Paperback / Published 1997 - Good guide!

A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone and Mineral Sites of British Columbia: Volume 2: Sites within a Day's Drive of Vancouver by Richard Hudson and Rick Hudson (Paperback - 1999) - I have this, a very good guide!

 

DeLorme Atlases by State

Oregon Atlas and Gazetteer

Washington Atlas & Gazetteer

Idaho Atlas & Gazetteer

Montana Atlas & Gazetteer

Wyoming Atlas & Gazetteer

Nevada Atlas and Gazetteer

Utah Atlas & Gazetteer

Arizona Atlas & Gazetteer

New Mexico Atlas & Gazetteer

Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer

Southern California Atlas and Gazetteer

More DeLorme Atlases!

 

Other Guides

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals: A Falcon Field Guide by Portland OR local author GARRET ROMAINE (Paperback - Oct 2, 2012)

Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide by Jan Gumprecht Bannan (Paperback - Mar 2002)

Gems and Minerals of the Southwest (Wild West) by Jennifer Sano and Jeffrey A. Scovil (Paperback - Mar 10, 2009)

These "Treasure hunter's guides" are here so you can STAY AWAY from them! Read the reviews!

The Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guides to the U.S.A.: Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals: Southeast States by Kathy J. Rygle and Stephen F. Pederson (Paperback - April 2008)

The Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guides to the U.S.A.: Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals: Southwest States by Kathy J. Rygle and Stephen F. Pederson (Paperback - April 2008)

The Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guides to the U.S.A.: Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals: Northwest States by Kathy J. Rygle and Stephen F. Pederson (Paperback - April 2008)

The Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guides to the U.S.A.: Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals: Northeast States by Kathy J. Rygle and Stephen F. Pederson (Paperback - April 2008)

Petrified wood in the U.S.A: Where to collect it where to see it (A state -by-state field guide) by Arthur Manning - 2002

Classic mineral collecting localities in Ontario and Quebec

Dig It : A Directory of Fee-Basis Rock Collecting Sites Open to Amateurs Carol E. Kindler / Published 1986

Desert Gem Trails ~ Strong / Paperback / Published 1965

Gems and Minerals of America; A Guide to Rock Collecting Jay Ellis, Ransom / Published 1974

Lake Michigan Rock Picker's Guide by Bruce Mueller and Kevin Gauthier (Paperback - Jul 19, 2006)

Lake Superior Rock Picker's Guide by Kevin Gauthier and Bruce Mueller (Paperback - Jul 17, 2007)

Rock Picker's Guide to Lake Superior's North Shore (North Woods Naturalist Guides) by Mark Sparky Stensaas and Rick Kollath (Paperback - Dec 1, 2003)

Lake Superior Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Lake Superior Area by Bob Lynch and Dan Lynch (Perfect Paperback - May 20, 2008)

Midwest Gem Fossil and Mineral Trails : Prairie States Zeitner / Paperback / Published 1989

Midwest Gem, Fossil and Mineral Trails : Great Lakes States June Culp Zeitner / Paperback / Published 1988

Midwest Gem Trails Field Guide June C. Zeitner / Published 1964

Petrified wood in the U.S.A: Where to collect it where to see it (A state -by-state field guide) by Arthur Manning - 2002

Rockhound Trails Jean Bartenbach / Published 1977

Rock and mineral collecting in Britain Peter Rowland Rodgers

Fee Mining and Rockhounding Adventures in the West James Martin Monaco, Jeannette Monaco

Earth Treasures Volume 1 : The Northeastern Quadrant Allan W. Eckert

Earth Treasures Volume 2 : The Southeastern Quadrant Allan W. Eckert

Earth Treasures Volume 3 : The Northwestern Quadrant Allan W. Eckert

Earth Treasures : The Southwestern Quadrant (Volume 4A) Allan W. Eckert


General Rockhounding

Be Your Own Rock & Mineral Expert ~ Michele Pinet, Alain Korkos (Illustrator) / Hardcover / Published 1997

Collecting the Natural World : Legal Requirements & Personal Liability for Collecting Plants, Animals, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils - Donald Wolberg, Patsy Reinard / Paperback / Published 1997

Handbook of Crystal and Mineral Collecting William B. Sanborn / Paperback / Published 1987

Hoffman's Rockhound Guide : Includes How to Pan for Gold Charles Hoffman, et al / Paperback / Published 1997

Hoffman's Rockhound Guide : A Complete How-To-Do-It Guide on Equipment, Grit, Polish and Steps on Rock Hunting, Gold Panning, Tumbling Gems, Gem Identification Charles Hoffman, et al / Published 1993

Let's Go Rock Collecting (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science. Stage 1) ~ Roma Gans, Holly Keller (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1997

Let's Go Rock Collecting (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science. Stage 2) ~ Roma Gans, Holly Keller (Illustrator) / Library Binding / Published 1997

Let's Discover Petrified Forest National Park : Childrens Activity Book, Ages 6-11 ~ Lynnell Diamond / Paperback / Published 1991

Holbrook and the Petrified Forest (AZ) (Images of America) by Catherine H. Ellis (Paperback - May 28, 2007)

Petrified Forest Humphrey Bogart / VHS Tape / Published 1997 Hey I know it's a movie! But it's a GOOD movie!

Petrified Forest National Park (True Book) ~ David Petersen, David Peterson / Paperback / Published 1997

Petrified Forest National Park : A Wilderness Bound in Time ~ George M. Lubick / Paperback / Published 1996

Petrified Forest Postcard Book ~ Paperback / Published 1995

Petrified Lightning : And More Amazing Stories from 'Our Fascinating Earth' Philip Seff, Nancy R. Seff / Paperback / Published 1996

Arizonas Petrified Forest Paperback / Published 1990

Petrified Forest : The Story Behind the Scenery Sidney Ash / Paperback / Published 1986

Petrified Forest National Park : A Wilderness Bound in Time George M. Lubick / Hardcover / Published 1996

The Petrified Forest Through the Ages : 75th Anniversary Symposium (Bulletin Series 54) Edwin H. Colbert, R. Roy Johnson / Paperback / Published 1985

The Petrified Forest. Robert E. Sherwood

The Phantastic Painted Desert & the Phenomenal Petrified Forest! (Carole Marsh Interactive Multimedia Titles) Carole Marsh / Hardcover / Published 1996

Stalking the Past : Prehistory at Petrified Forest Anne Trinkle Jones / Paperback / Published 1993

Tapamveni : The Rock Art Galleries of Petrified Forest and Beyond Patricia McCreery, Ekkehart Malotki (Photographer) / Paperback / Published 1995 - if you have seen the petroglyphs from a distance here's your chance to see them up close :)

The Petrified Forest : Billboards for Our Times Mark Heckman / Published 1993

Tertiary fossil forests of the geodetic hills, Axel Heiberg Island, Arctic Archipelago Rock Collecting Library Binding / Published 1984

Rock Collecting P. Crosby / Published 1962

Rock collecting and making semi-precious jewellery: cutting and polishing gemstones R. H. Warring

Rock Hunters Guide : How to Find and Identify Collectible Rocks Russell P. MacFall / Published 1980

The Rock-Hound's Book Seymour. Simon / Published 1976

Rockhound's Handbook V.A. Firsoff / Published 1975

The Rockhound's Manual Gordon S. Fay / Published 1974

The Rockhound Mystery Mary Duplex / Paperback / Published 1993

Rockhound and Prospector's Bible : A Reference and Study Guide to Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones and Prospecting L.J. Ettinger / Published 1993

The Young Rockhound's Handbook W. R. C. Shedenhelm / Published 1978

 

Fossils and Fossil Collecting

Amber, Resinite, and Fossil Resins (Acs Symposium, No 617) Ken B. Anderson (Editor), John C. Crelling (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1995

Australia's fossil plants M. E. White

Common Fossil Plants of Western North America ~ William D. Tidwell / Paperback / Published 1998

Dinosaur Tracks and Other Fossil Footprints of the Western United States ~ Martin Lockley, et al / Hardcover / Published 1995

Discovering Fossil Fishes (Henry Holt Reference Book) ~ John G. Maisey, et al / Hardcover / Published 1996

Florissant Butterflies : A Guide to the Fossil and Present-Day Species of Central Colorado Thomas C. Emmel, et al / Paperback / Published 1992

Fossil Atlas, Fishes Karl Albert Frickhinger, R.P.S. Jefferies (Translator) / Hardcover / Published 1996

Fossil Invertebrates Richard S. Boardman, et al / Hardcover / Published 1987

Fossil Vertebrates of Alabama John T., Thurmond / Hardcover / Published 1981

Fossil Invertebrates Ulrich Lehmann, G. Hillmer / Published 1983

Fossil and recent sponges Fossil Sharks of the Chesapeake Bay Region Bretton W. Kent / Published 1994

Fossil shells from Oregon beach cliffs Ellen James Moore...I have this book. Nice pictures for identification but little site information

Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States : With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More Than 450 Fossil Specimens Jasper Burns / Paperback

Illustrated Guide to Fossil Collecting Richard L. Casanova, Ronald Paul Ratkevich / Paperback

Leaves and Stems from Fossil Forests Raymond E Janssen / Paperback / Published 2000

Living and fossil brachiopods M. J. S. Rudwick

Old Bones and Serpent Stones : A Guide to Interpreted Fossil Localities in Eastern Canada and the United States (Guides to the American Landscape) Vol 1 Theresa Skwara / Paperback / Published 1997

d Bones and Serpent Stones : A Guide to Interpreted Fossil Localities in Canada and the United States : Western Sites Vol 2 T. Skwara / Paperback / Published 1992

Report on the Sandstone of the Connecticut Valley, Especially Its Fossil Footmarkes Edward Hitchocock / Hardcover / Published 1974

Richardson's Guide to the Fossil Fauna of Mazon Creek Andrew A. Hay (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1997

Sabretooth cats and imperial mammoths : a guidebook to fossil hunting in southern California J. R. Macdonald

The collector's guide to fossil sharks and rays from the Cretaceous of Texas Bruce J. Welton

The fossil flora of the Drywood Formation southwestern Missouri Philip W. Basson

The Fossils of the Burgess Shale ~  Douglas H. Erwin, et al / Hardcover / Published 1994

Type and Figured Specimens of Fossil Vertebrates in the Collection of the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Part III : Fossil Birds John F. Neas, Marion Anne Jenkinson / Paperback / Published 1986 (Publisher Out Of Stock)

Upper Cretaceous-Paleocene conifer woods from Big Bend National Park, Texas [An article from: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology] by E.A. Wheeler and T.M. Lehman (Digital) - HTML

 

Geology

The Practical Geologist: The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks by Dougal Dixon (Paperback - Aug 15, 1992)

Canyon Country Geology for the Layman and Rockhound F.A. Barnes / Paperback / Published 1978

Geology and Mineral Resources of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Southeasternarizona : A Cross-Sectional Approach : With Map Eric C. Force / Paperback / Published 1997

Roadside Geology of Alaska (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Cathy Connor, Daniel O'Haire / Paperback / Published 1988

Roadside Geology of Arizona (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Halka Chronic / Paperback / Published 1986

Roadside Geology of Colorado (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Halka Chronic / Paperback / Published 1986

Roadside Geology of Hawai'I (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Richard W. Hazlett, Donald W. Hyndman / Paperback / Published 1996

Roadside Geology of Idaho (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Donald W. Hyndman, David D. Alt / Paperback / Published 1989

Roadside Kansas : A Traveler's Guide to Its Geology and Landmarks ~ Rex C. Buchanan, James R. McCauley / Paperback / Published 1987

Roadside Geology of Louisiana (Roadside Geology Series) ~Darwin Spearing / Paperback / Published 1995

Roadside Geology of Maine (Roadside Geology Series) - D. W. Caldwell / Paperback / Published 1998

Roadside Geology of Montana (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Donald W. Hyndman, David D. Alt / Paperback / Published 1986

Roadside Geology of New Mexico (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Halka Chronic / Paperback / Published 1987

Roadside Geology of Northern California (Roadside Geology Series) ~ David D. Alt, Donald Hyndman / Paperback / Published 1986

Roadside Geology of Oregon (Roadside Geology Series) ~ David D. Alt, Donald W. Hyndman / Paperback / Published 1986

Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania (Roadside Geology Series) - Bradford B. Van Diver / Published 1990

Roadside Geology of South Dakota (Roadside Geology Series) ~ John Paul Gries / Paperback / Published 1996

Roadside Geology of Texas (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Darwin Spearing / Paperback / Published 1991

Roadside Geology of Utah (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Halka Chronic / Paperback / Published 1990

Roadside Geology of Vermont and New Hampshire (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Bradford B. Van Diver / Paperback / Published 1987

Roadside Geology of Virginia (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Keith Frye / Paperback / Published 1986

Roadside Geology of Washington (Roadside Geology Series) ~David D. Alt, Donald W. Hyndman / Paperback / Published 1986

Roadside Geology of Wyoming (Roadside Geology Series) ~ Darwin R. Spearing, David R. Lageson / Paperback / Published 1988

Roadside Geology of the Yellowstone Country (Roadside Geology Series) ~ William J. Fritz / Paperback / Published 1986

A Roadside Guide to the Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ~ Harry L. Moore / Paperback / Published 1988

Roadside Geology (Pocket Naturalist),- Paperback / Published 1998

Roadside Geology of New York (Roadside Geology Series) - Bradford Van Diver / Paperback / Published 1985

Roadside Geology of Ontario: North Shore of Lake Superior (Rock on Series 2) - E.G. Pye / Spiral-bound / Published 1997

Roadside Geology of U S Interstate 80 Between Salt Lake City and San Francisco - Kenneth Hamblin / Paperback / Published 1975

Roadside Geology of the Northern Rockies - David D. Alt / Published 1972

Utah and Northern Arizona : a field guidebook : a circular autotour for the layman, rockhound, or naturalist, describing the geology and geography of this golden area of scenic and vacation lands - John W. Perkins

 

Lapidary

Advanced Lapidary Techniques - Herbert Scarfe / Published 1979

All About Gem Cutting - Frank Barnet / Published 1987

The amateur lapidary: a practical guide to cutting and polishing semi-precious stones and pebbles - Reginald Arthur Jerrard

American Lapidary: Designing The Carved Gemstone - Henry Hunt / Paperback / Published 1997

Art of Gem Cutting - Henry Dake / Paperback / Published 1985

Creating Lapidary Art: Working With Gemstones Vol 1 - Olive M. Colhour / Paperback / Published 1998

The Creative Lapidary : Materials, Tools, Techniques, Design - Frank W. Long / Published 1977

Cutting and Setting Stones - Herbert. Scarfe / Published 1972

Discovering lapidary work - John Wainwright

Gem and Lapidary Materials : For Cutters, Collectors, and Jewelers - June Culp Zeitner / Paperback / Published 1996

Gem Cutter's Handbook : Cabochon Cutting ~Jack R. Cox / Paperback / Published 1986

Gem Cutter's Handbook : Advanced Cabochon Cutting - Jack Cox / Published 1985

Gem Cutting : A Lapidary's Manual - John Sinkankas / Published 1984

Gem Cutting Is Easy - Martin Walter / Published 1972

Gemcraft - Quick / Published 1977

Gemcutting : A Lapidary Handbook - Edward Smith, April Schromm / Published 1980

Gemstone and Mineral Data Book : A Compilation of Data,Recipes,Formulas and Instructions for the Mineralogist,Gemologist,Lapidary,Jeweler,Craftsman a - John Sinkankas / Published 1994

Gemstone Carving - Martin. Walter / Published 1977

Hand Lapidary Craft - Graham Geldart / Published 1980

Introduction to Lapidary ~ Pansy D. Kraus / Paperback / Published 1987

Lapidary - Del. Fairfield / Published 1974

Lapidary - Rosamund Stanhope

Lapidary Carving : Design and Technique - Frank W. Long / Published 1982

Lapidary Carving for Creative Jewelry - H. Hunt / Paperback / Published 1985

Lapidary for Beginners - Edward Fletcher / Published 1984

Lapidary for Pleasure and Profit - Eric. Shore / Published 1978

Lapidary Inscriptions : Renaissance Essays for Donald A. Stone, Jr. (French Forum Monographs, 74) - Barbara C. Bowen, Jerry C. Nash (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1991

Lapidary Journal Index 1947-1991 - Weiman / Hardcover / Published 1992

The lapidary manual - Herbert Scarfe

Make Your Own Gemstone Jewelry - Howard. Hutchison / Published 1981

Master Gem Cutting Tips - Gerald L. Wykoff / Paperback / Published 1993

Master Keys for Making Profits in Lapidary : A Complete Guide of Practical Tips and Methods That Can Help Hobbyists and Professionals Realize a Splendid... - Gerald L. Wykoff / Paperback / Published 1994

Opal Cutting Made Easy - Paul B. Downing / Paperback / Published 1993

Practical Gemcutting : A Guide to Shaping and Polishing Gemstones - Nance Perry, Ron Perry / Published 1985

Practical Gemstone Craft - Helen. Hutton / Published 1972

Rock collecting and making semi-precious jewellery: cutting and polishing gemstones - R. H. Warring

Stone Grinding and Polishing - David F. Olson / Published 1974

Stones to gems - Carson I. A. Ritchie

Techniques of Gem Cutting : A Lapidary Manual - Herbert. Scarfe / Published 1976

Working With Gemstones - Valdemar Axel. Firsoff / Published 1974

 

Semi-Precious Stones and Gemstones

Agate ! Agates ! A-Z Photo Identification Field Guide By James Radtke by James Radtke (CD-ROM- 2014)

Agates: Treasures of the Earth by Roger Pabian, Brian Jackson, Peter Tandy, and John Cromartie (Hardcover - Oct 9, 2006) - Roger has a great website & knows all there is to know about agate!

The Allure of Turquoise ~ Mark Nohl (Editor), et al / Paperback / Published 1996

The Amber Book ~ Ake Dahlstrom, et al / Hardcover / Published 1997

Beyond the Glitter : Everything You Need to Know to Buy, Sell, Care For, and Wear Gems and Jewelry Wisely - Gerald L. Wykoff / Published 1989

Gems and Jewelry Appraising; Techniques of Professional Practice ~ Anna M. Miller / Hardcover / Published 1988

Gemstones of Afghanistan ~ Gary W. Bowersox, et al / Hardcover / Published 1995

Guide in Color to Precious and Semiprecious Stones - Jaroslav Bauer / Hardcover / Published 1992

Finding and Preparing Precious and Semiprecious Stones - James A. Peterson / Published 1974

Jade ~ Roger Keverne (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1996

The Lake Superior Agate Scott F. Wolter / Paperback / Published 1996

Pearls : Ornament & Obsession Kristin Joyce, et al / Hardcover / Published 1993

Petrified Wood: The World of Fossilized Wood, Cones, Ferns, and Cycads by Frank J. Daniels, Brooks B. Britt, and Richard D. Dayvault (Hardcover - Sep 1, 1998) - A VERY NICE coffee table book

Ancient Forests: A Closer Look at Fossil Wood by Frank J. Daniels and Richard D. Dayvault (Hardcover - May 1, 2006) - DITTO!

Rainbow Obsidian - Phillips Wray Kloss / Hardcover / Published 1985

Riches of the Earth : Ornamental and Semiprecious Stones Frank J. Anderson / Published 1982

Story of Gems and Semiprecious Stones Pough / Published 2000

Within the Stone by Bill Atkinson, Si Frazier, Ann Frazier, and Robert Hutchinson (Hardcover - April 2004) - GREAT closeup photos!

 

Faceting

Diagrams for Faceting Vol 1 - Glenn Vargas, Martha Vargas / Hardcover / Published 1975

Diagrams for Faceting Vol 2 - Glenne and Martha Vargas / Hardcover / Published 1983

Diagrams for Faceting Vol 3 - Glen Vargas / Hardcover / Published 1987

Facet Cutters Handbook - Edward J. Soukup / Paperback / Published 1986

Faceting for Amateurs - Glenn Vargas, Martha D. Vargas / Hardcover / Published 1989

Techniques of Master Faceting - Gerald L. Wykoff / Published 1985

 

Opal!

Opals (Fred Ward Gem Book) by Fred Ward (Paperback - Sep 10, 2000) - VERY nice coffee table book

Andamooka opal - Alan Osterstock

Australian opal safari - John Colahan

Australian opals in colour - Nance Perry

Australian precious opal - Archie Kalokerinos

Geology of the Coober Pedy Precious Stones Field : results of investigations, 1981-86 - R. S. Robertson

The Gift Stone - Robyn Harbert Eversole, Allen Garns (Illustrator) / Hardcover / Published 1998

A guide to Australian precious opal - Douglas M. Stone

I left my hat in Andamooka - Clifford Austin

Lightning Ridge - Ion Llewellyn Idriess

Opal, South Australia's gemstone Opals (Ward, Fred, Gem Book Series.) ~Fred Ward, Charlotte Ward / Paperback / Published 1997

Opal Adventures - Paul B. Downing / Hardcover / Published 1993

Opal Cutting Made Easy - Paul B. Downing / Paperback / Published 1993

Opal Identification and Value - Paul B. Downing / Hardcover / Published 1992

Spark of Opal - Mavis Thorpe Clark / Published 1973

White man in a hole - Rena Briand

The World of Opals ~ Allan W. Eckert / Hardcover / Published 1997 - I love this book!

 

Gemstones

Gem Identification Made Easy : A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying and Selling - Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno / Published 1989

Gemstone Buying Guide : A Guide to Buying - Renee Newman / Paperback / Published 1998

Gemstone Characteristics Magnified Booklet - Published 1990

The Gemstone Identifier - Walter W. Greenbaum / Published 1988

Handbook of Jewelry and Gemstone Appraising - Cos Altobelli / Paperback / Published 1986

Hidden Beauty : The Art of Gemstone Photography - Ruth A. Stennett / Published 1994

Michael's Gemstone Dictionary - Judithann David / Published 1990

Photographing Minerals, Fossils, and Lapidary Materials ~Jeffrey A. Scovil / Paperback / Published 1996

Mining and Mining History

The Automobile Gold Rushes and Depression Era Mining ~ Charles Wallace, Jr. Miller / Hardcover / Published 1998

The Battle for Butte : Mining and Politics on the Northern Frontier, 1864-1906 ~  Michael P. Malone / Paperback / Published 1995

Bisbee : Urban Outpost on the Frontier ~ Carlos A. Schwantes (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1993

Bonanza West (Pap Only) ~  William S. Greever / Paperback / Published 1986

Ghost Towns of the American West ~  Robert Silverberg, Lorence Bjorklund (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1994

Guide to the Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps ~  Perry Eberhart / Paperback / Published 1981

Leadville, a Miner's Epic ~  Stephen M. Voynick / Paperback / Published 1986

Maine mining adventures ~ C. J. Stevens / Hardcover

Maine mining adventures ~  C. J. Stevens / Paperback

Nevada's Twentieth-Century Mining Boom : Tonopah, Goldfield, Ely ~Russell R. Elliott / Paperback / Published 1

Paydirt : The Spirit of Canadian Mining ~ Iona Wright, Charles Pelley / Hardcover / Published 1997

Women in the Mines : Stories of Life and Work (Twayne's Oral History Series (Cloth), No 20) ~ Marat Moore / Hardcover / Published 1996
 

Minerals and Mineral Collecting

1001 Questions Answered About the Mineral Kingdom ~ Richard Maxwell Pearl / Paperback / Published 1995

The Gem and Mineral Collection; Hold the Treasures of the Earth in the Palm of Your Hand ~ Cassandra Eason / Paperback / Published 1998

An Introduction to Mineral Sciences ~ Andrew Putnis / Paperback / Published 1992

Minerals of New Mexico ~Stuart A. Northrop, Florence A. Labruzza / Hardcover / Published 1996

Familiar Rocks and Minerals North America (Audubon Society Pocket Guides) ~  Charles W. Chesterman / Paperback / Published 1988

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals ~ Charles Wesley Chesterman / Hardcover / Published 1979

Be a Rockhound Martin L. Keen / Published 1979

Collecting Australian gemstones Bill James

The Collector's Guide to Rocks and Minerals James R. Tindall, Roger Thornhill / Published 1977

Gems and Minerals of America; A Guide to Rock Collecting Jay Ellis, Ransom / Published 1974

Gemstones and Minerals : A Guide for the Amateur Collector and Cutter Paul Villiard / Published 1974

Gemstones of New South Wales; how and where to find them Norm Campbell

Minerals and Gems : A Color Treasury for Collectors and Guide to Hunting Locations 1975]Qe363 New York : Crowell / Published 1975

The Rock-Hound's Book Seymour. Simon / Published 1976

Rocks and Minerals of the Western United States Elsie V. Hanauer / Published 1976

Spotter's Guide to Rocks and Minerals Alan Robert Woolley, Sue Jacquemier / Published 1979

Start Collecting Rocks and Minerals /Includes Rocks (A Running Press Collector Book) Leeann Srogi / Published 1989

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones ~ Walter Schumann, et al / Paperback / Published 1993

Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals ~ Frederick H. Pough, Roger Tory Peterson / Paperback / Published 1991

Rocks and Minerals (Eyewitness Handbooks) ~Chris Pellant, et al / Paperback / Published 1992

Rocks and Minerals (Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry Of) ~ Charles A. Sorrell / Paperback / Published 1978

Rocks and Minerals (MacMillan Field Guide) ~Pat Bell, David Wright / Paperback / Published 1985

Rocks & Minerals (Dorling Kindersley Handbooks) ~ Chris Pellant, et al / Paperback / Published 2000

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils of the World ~  Chris Pellant, Roger Phillips / Paperback / Published 1990

Atlas of Opaque and Ore Minerals in Their Associations Robert A. Ixer / Hardcover / Published 1991

Heavy Minerals in Colour Maria A. Mange, Heinz F.W. Maurer / Hardcover / Published 1992

Rockpecker : a mineral prospector's primer : secrets, clues, tips, hints, data & tricks of the trade T. D. LaRune / Hardcover

Tables for Microscopic Identification of Ore Minerals W. Uytenbogaardt / Paperback / Published 1985

Atlas of ore minerals P. Picot

A guide for optical and analytical identification of ore minerals M. Tarkian

How to Know the Minerals and Rocks Richard Maxwell, Pearl / Published 1955

Minerals & gemstones : an identification guide G. Brocardo

Minerals & Gemstones of the World G. Brocardo / Published 1994

Minerals and rocks : a pocket identification guide Albert Streckeisen

The Rock-Hunter's Field Manual; A Guide to Identification of Rocks and Minerals D. K. Fritzen / Published 2000

Rocks and Minerals Joel Arem / Published 1994

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils of the World Published 1990

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