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Rockhounding for Beginners

Your Comprehensive Guide to Finding and Collecting Precious Minerals, Gems, Geodes, & More

About The Book

Go on an outdoor treasure hunt and enjoy all nature has to offer with this field guide to rockhounding, perfect for armchair geologists or anyone headed out on an adventure!

Geology meets treasure hunting with this field guide to rockhounding! If you’ve ever kept an interesting rock or shell, bought a polished stone from a gift shop, or even just enjoyed a ’gram of a really cool crystal, congratulations! You’ve already experienced a rockhounding adventure!

Rockhouding for Beginners shows you how to take your rockhounding to the next level, providing everything you need to know from tips for finding local sources for really cool finds to techniques for safely cleaning, cutting, polishing, and caring for the best samples. Complete with full-color photos to help you identify each rock and mineral wherever you find them, this guide has all the rockhounding information you need whether you’re ready to get down and dirty or simply want to learn more from the comfort of your couch.

About The Authors

Lars W. Johnson was born and raised in the northwest, and has been an avid rockhound since his childhood. He is dedicated to inspiring enthusiasm and inclusivity to those new to rockhounding, and a renewed curiosity for locating, collecting, and sharing experiences that seasoned rockhounds could appreciate. He currently owns a rock shop in Portland, Oregon, and runs the blog with his wife Amber Lee.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (June 8, 2021)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507215289

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