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We carry the largest Selection of NEW books for Geology related: Travel : United States : Regions : West : Pacific Northwest :
Oregon, Idaho and 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 Oregon and the great northwest.
< - - Gem Trails of Oregon - by Romaine, From pine-covered mountains to barren deserts and coastal beaches, this completely revised edition features over 100 of Oregon's best rock, mineral and fossil collecting sites – including 40 completely new locations throughout the state. Color and black and white photos highlight collecting areas and the specimens found there. Complete with New GPS coordinates, road difficulty ratings, tools required, nearby camping and local attractions, best collecting season. Softcover 272 pages.
This book was just published January of 2009. Softcover 272 pages. Status: In Stock and ships immediately, weight 1 lb. Get Yours NOW! Only $14.95. Plus Shipping.
CLIENTS COMMENTS..."Gem Trails of Oregon Reads like a novel I don't want to put it down. Garret, the author actually personally checked out these sites for you with accurate easy to follow directions. A great way for the family to enjoy the beauty of Oregon's many rocks and minerals. This issue of Gem Trails of Oregon is an indispensable guidebook for the Oregon rockhound, and definately outshines the previous books. Good job Garret! "
< - - OREGON UNDER FOOT - by Myers. -
this invaluable color guide was developed as an illustrated aid in finding, identifying, and making use of the Oregon gemstones. Accurate photos showing 60+ varieties of agate, jasper, opal, and related gems in the rough, as well as in the cut and polished state for identification purposes. Useful to collectors, throughout Oregon: of the interior trails of central Oregon and eastern Oregon alike. Simple yet complete, perfect for children or adults, and sized to fit in your pocket! Softcover 15 pages. Makes a great companion
book for the above GEM TRAILS OF OREGON.
In Stock immediate shipping, weight 2 ozs. $6.95. Buy it NOW!
AGATES OF THE OREGON COAST An illustrated guide of information on agate, jasper, fossils and petrified wood commonly found on the Oregon Coast - by Myers - Now Available. Amazingly accurate! Just take your dry stones and lay them over the photos to identify them. Learn about the best known varieties and new to this printing are the oversites from the previous books, the stunning uncommon colors and varieties of agate to be found that would also include the enhydro (water agates), also a special section of agatized fossils, petrified wood, and fossils that may be found among the cobbles along the Pacific coastline.
This color-illustrated guide gives tips on how to find beach agates from the border of California to Washington, read about the likely locales where these agates might be found . If a picture is worth a thousand words, this book says it ALL! The back cover alone has three illustrations showing the agates as they are found, of both wet and dry conditions, plus the third identifying what you see in the two color photos. Inside accurate color photos with descriptive text identifies the agate and jaspers plus petrified wood which means the difference between passing over a perfectly wonderful specimen of carnelian agate, colorful jasper or collectible blueblacks a.k.a. Oregon blues (they are actually beautiful black agates), rather than the basalt or "just another rock". With this book you can become the next best thing to an expert on Oregon agates. Softcover 15 pages, sized to fit in your pocket NEW third edition $6.95. Buy it NOW!
< - - FOSSIL SHELLS FROM WESTERN OREGON A Guide to Identification - by Moore (autographed copies). This book will appeal to residents of Oregon, tourists, and students alike! Common fossil shells are pictured with annotated photographs alongside a description of their distinguishing characters. Fossiliferous rock formations are briefly described, and maps show their geographic occurrence near western Oregon towns. Eight detailed excursions by car give an illuminating overview of the geology of western Oregon. This book, with a comprehensive bibliography and index, is a must for the intellectually curious. Softcover 131 pages. In Stock immediate shipping, weight 1 lb. $12.00. Buy it NOW!