A complete guide to finding, collecting, and preparing the state's gems and minerals

Although known for it's gold production, California is a vertual haven for rock and gem collectors. With this fully reivised and updated edition, you can explore the mineral rich desert regions; comb tide washed beaches for jade, agate, abalone, and fossilized whale bone; and prospect in the mountains and hills for gold, copper, and other minerals and gems. This guide describes seventy four of the state's best rock hounding sites and covers popular and commercial sites as well as numerous little known areas. 

Rock Hounding California






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