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Author Magnuson, Jim, author.

Title Rockhounding & prospecting : Upper Midwest : how to find gold, copper, agates, Thomsonite & other favorites / Jim Magnuson.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Adventure Publications, 2021.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  549 MAG    AVAILABLE
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Description 264 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 23 cm
Contents Lake Superior agates -- Fluorescent sodalite -- Thomsonite -- Copper -- Gold -- Keokuk geodes -- Fairburn, Teepee Canyon, Scenic Black, Bubblegum, and Prairie agates -- Petoskey stones -- Greenstone and datolite -- Lapidary arts -- Metal detecting.
Summary "Rock collecting is the treasure hunt of a lifetime, and the Upper Midwest is a wonderful place to start. The region is home to a variety of collectible and valuable specimens of rocks and minerals. From Lake Superior Agates to Petoskey Stone to geodes and fossils, the area’s offerings provide a challenge but are possible, and in some cases likely to be found with the right approach. Rockhounding expert James Magnuson is here to help! In this beginner’s guide, the author presents his easy-to-follow process to help you maximize your rock-hunting adventures. James takes an in-depth look at the region’s most sought-after targets, including precious metals like silver and gold. Then he teaches you what to look for, where to look, and even how to prospect for them. Learn to dig for, find, and identify each kind. All the information you need is right here within this thorough yet accessible guide. Full-color photographs show you the specimens as you’re likely to find them in the field, while range maps tell you if you’re in the right place. James points you to locations where you’re allowed to hunt and collect, and the book includes need-to-know information on equipment, safety, and the legality of collecting. Plus, there’s advice on polishing your finds and even tips on which Midwest rock events are most worth attending."--publisher's website.
Subject Rocks -- Collection and preservation -- Middle West.
Minerals -- Collection and preservation -- Middle West.
Prospecting -- Middle West.
Added Title Upper Midwest : how to find gold, copper, agates, Thomsonite and other favorites
How to find gold, copper, agates, Thomsonite and other favorites
Rockhounding and prospecting
ISBN 9781591939450 (pbk.)
1591939453 (pbk.)
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