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Photo shows Gem Trails of Washington, a great new travel/field guide for Washington rockhounds - Now Available!  To ensure availibility of this item, order as early as possible. Click here to learn more about the largest selection of Regional Books and Maps for Washington from FACETS book shelf!

To ensure availibility of your item, order as early as possible! Gem Trails of Washington - by Romaine, Features over 75 of the best Gem, Fossil and Mineral locals. This is the first comprehensive collecting guide of its kind for the Evergreen State, Gem Trails of Washington covers all four corners of the state, from the misty shores of the Olympic peninsula to dust-dry ghost towns and abandoned mines near Metaline Falls. Washington's diverse geology, ranging from fossil-rich Cambrian locales to seams of agate and jasper amid recent basalt flows, is explored in great detail.
Along the trails in this book you will find:
• Gem-quality quartz sceptors at Hansen Creek
• Stunning jade boulders near Darrington
• The Stonerose Fossil Beds at Republic
• Crystal lined geodes at First Creek near Ellensburg
• Blue agate at Teanaway and Ellensburg
• Petrified wood at Saddle Mountain near Mattawa...and other sites with world-class material still available for dedicated collectors.

Ranging from family-friendly walks along streams and rivers to hard-rock mining in the high Cascades, the locales are divided into four geographic regions. Sites are presented with detailed directions, site maps, GPS readings, descriptive text and numerious black & white photos. A handy mineral locator index, glossary, list of rock clubs and a full-color photo insert of rock, fossil and mineral specimens will enhance your collecting experience. Written by a technical writer by profession, an instructor of English at Portland State University in the evenings and an avid rockhound on the weekends.

This book was just published November of 2007. Softcover 200 pages. In Stock and ships immediately, weight 1 lb. Order NOW! Only $14.95. Plus Shipping.

Tim Fischer..."Gem Trails of Washington ...is the best guide in the series that has ever been written. Many sites are for the casual or beginner rockhound, but the seasoned rock veteran will also find challenging sites to explore. This book is the best, up to date, and only guide to Washington rockhounding that 95% of casual rockhounds will ever need."

We carry the largest Selection of NEW books for Geology related: Travel : Washington. The following books are just a few of the current ones we presently stock. Status: They are In Stock and will ship immediately unless signified otherwise, to impart valuable information for those interested in gem cutting and gem hunting in Washington and the great northwest: Like what you have seen here get your copy of Gem Trails of Washington NOW     |     Roadside Geology of Washington     |     Washington Gold & Gems Maps Then and Now     |     Maps for Washington Ghost Towns/Sites Then and Now     |     Washington Beachcombing guide
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Click here to order the Washington Beachcomber's Special: Gem Trails of Washington and the pocket guide to Agates of the Pacific Coast In Stock and Ships FREE to U.S. destinations by USPS media mail. < - - Beachcombing the Pacific Coast? Our Washington Beachcombers Kit is just $21.95. AGATES OF THE PACIFIC COAST An illustrated guide of information on agate, jasper, fossils and petrified wood commonly found on the Pacific Coast - by Myers - Now Available so you can now have guidance readily at your fingertips. This indespendensable pocket guide is small enough to fit comfortably in inside your coat, back pack or into the golve compartment of your car. Easy-to-use with simple descriptions this full color illustrated guide of the what, when and how to collecting agate to zeolites commonly found along the Pacific Coastline. The specimens are shown in their rough natural state with their description and the cover shows them in all of their polished glory.

Amazingly accurate to serve as coastal identifcation from Alaska to Mexico. Just take your dry stones and lay them over the photos to identify them. Learn about the stunning uncommon true colors and various varieties of agate to be found that would also include the agates with inclusions, enhydro (water agates), and jade v.s. jasper, also a special section of fossil agates, petrified woods, and fossils that may be found among the cobbles along the beaches. While many specimens are readily available, the rare and higher-quality ones are highly sought after.

During the winter and early spring, you will want to visit the Pacific coastline to search for agates and other pretty rocks. The pocket guide Agates of the Pacific Coast - $6.95. Buy it NOW!

WASHINGTON GHOST TOWN/SITES MAPS - Then and Now by Preston, Compiler   A NEW series of maps. Innovative and richly detailed map series shows changes to ghost towns and other sites of historic interest (early towns, roads, forts) over the last 100 years. Each package includes current overlay maps of the state along with antique turn-of-the-century maps of the same areas for easy comparasion. 10 maps.   In Stock for immediate shipping, weight 1 lb. Buy it NOW $12.95.

These items are NOT being drop-shipped by another party, we have these In Stock - Order NOW - for Immediate shipping! Plus keep in mind that our bookshelf offers unique specialized selection of books. This is just a sample of the many NEW books that we stock year round and 98% of our orders generally ship within 24 hours. Looking for a special title? We offer prompt special order service too! Check with us for your special needs.

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We carry the largest Selection of NEW books for Geology related: Travel : United States : Regions : West : Pacific Northwest : Washington > Oregon > Idaho to impart valuable information for those interested in gem cutting and gem hunting in the great northwest.
Now Available - Crystal & Mineral Collecting Guides for the NW
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