Northwest Treasure Hunter’s Gem & Mineral Guide, 5th Edition
Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals
Kathy J. Rygle & Stephen F. Pedersen
Preface by Antoinette Matlins, PG
6 x 9, 200 pp, Illus.; includes maps & b/w photographs, indexes (AK, IA, ID, MN, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA, WY), Quality Paperback Original , 978-0-943763-74-3
Updated 5th Edition with new sites &
Learn Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own
Gems & Minerals
Alaska Idaho Iowa
Minnesota Montana Nebraska
Oregon South Dakota Washington
Whether you’re digging for the first
time or are an experienced rockhound or
“prospector,” with a simple rock hammer and a
little luck, you too can strike it rich ... or at the very
least, have fun trying.
This guide offers you easy-to-use
information on the ins and outs of “fee dig”
mining, complete with locations, costs, tips on technique,
entertaining legends and important information on everything
from safety kits to the location of the nearest restrooms.
Included are resources for use in
identifying your finds, exploring the lapidary arts, and
further pursuing an exciting—and possibly
Equipment and Clothing: What you
need and where to find it (or how to make it yourself).
Mining Techniques: Step-by-step
instructions on panning for gold, sluicing for gems and other
Gem and Mineral Sites: Directions
and maps, hours, fees and equipment needed. Also includes info
on guide services, local camping facilities and more.
Museums and Mine Tours: Where to
visit commercial and historical mines, as well as museums with
exhibits of gems and minerals (for help in learning what to
Special Events and Tourist
Information: Listings of regional events involving gems and
minerals, and sources of general travel and tourism information
for every state.
Other Features: Where to find your
birthstone ... your anniversary stone ... your zodiac stone;
Index by State; Index by Gem/Mineral; U.S. State Gems &
Minerals Chart; and more!
The Treasure Hunter’s Gem &
Mineral Guides to the U.S.A. in 4 regional volumes:
Kathy J. Rygle & Stephen F. Pedersen combine their scientific training with a
hobbyist’s passion. Lifelong rockhounds, both authors
have shared this hobby—begun with their
parents—with their children, and have traveled to many
“fee dig” sites, museums and mine tours across the