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Spring Turns Our Yard into a Jungle Worth Exploring

Bangor Daily News - May 12, 2017
I was that kid, that flower munching, rock collecting kid. I spent hours trying to dam up our frog pond and fed my sisters goutweed root, thinking it was Queen Anne's Lace (oops). Now I want the rocks to stay put for drainage, weeds to stay out of the ...

Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium hosts a gem of a show

Billings Gazette - May 8, 2017
The Billings event is small compared to some others in the country but vendors are chosen to represent the wide-ranging interests of those involved in rock collecting. “It's a wide spectrum because you have people who like fossils, people who like ...

Outdoorsy 6: Rocks, Fossils and Gold

Valley Public Radio - Apr 20, 2017
You can stop by on your way to rock collecting in northern California! Find your local gem and mineral club: Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club · Tule Gem and Mineral Society (Visalia) · Fresno Gem and Mineral Society · Kern County Mineral Society ...

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Rock Collecting books

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals: North America

Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide.

794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur; written descriptions provide information on field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals
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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses

by: Patti Polk
A rockhound's must-have resource!

Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable enthusiast in no time and features: