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A Field Guide to Fossils

by W. Scott Persons, photographs by Amanda Kelley
edition: Paperback
tagged: fossils, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, rocks & minerals

From dinosaur bones to petrified wood and from primordial seashells to archaic oddballs, this handy field guide makes identification of fossils a cinch. Learn how to identify a fossil and discover the most up-to-date tips on where and when to hunt for them. Featuring gorgeous full-coloured photos and paired with short and informative descriptions, …

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Guide to Rocks and Minerals of the Northwest

7th printing

by Stan Leaming & Chris Leaming
edition: Paperback
tagged: rocks & minerals, outdoor skills

Introductory full-color photo guide that highlights the best and much-prized rocks and minerals of the northwest. This guide is intended to show some of the much-prized rocks and minerals of the northwest. Some are valued for their beauty when cut and polished. Others are prized for the economic value of the metals they contain, such as copper in c …

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East Coast Fossils

A visual guide to fossils, rocks and minerals in the Maritime Provinces

by Jeffrey C. Domm
edition: Paperback
tagged: fossils, rocks & minerals, personal & practical guides, atlantic provinces

Many areas in the Maritime provinces are rich in fossilized plants, insects, and animals. With their complicated geological history Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island were ideal locations for fossils to form. This concise pocketguide helps you identify fossils, rocks and minerals found in Canada's Maritime provinces.

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Guide for Weekend Prospectors

Easy Tests for Rocks and Minerals

by S.F. Wayland
edition: Paperback
tagged: rocks & minerals, camping

A guide to identifying the different kinds of rocks and minerals. This book belongs in the backpack of any outdoor enthusiast because identifying rocks and minerals has never been more interesting or easy. Author Sid Wayland examines common minerals and elements, discussing their visible properties and chemical makeups as well as how to identify sp …

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Gold Creeks and Ghost Towns

in British Columbia

by Bill Barlee
edition: Paperback
tagged: rocks & minerals, north america

Welcome to gold creek and ghost town country where towns stand in another century, the echoes of history are audible, and the wilderness is still just a glance away. From the sagebrush, desert country of southern valleys of the Okanagan and Similkameen across to the high grandeur of the East Kootenays, the southern interior of BC remains an entranc …

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Roches et mineraux du Nunavut

by Jurate Gertzbein
edition: Paperback
tagged: rocks & minerals, polar regions, regional

Now available in French! Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut's diverse rocks and minerals in this richly visual, informative book. Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information-with absorbing "Did You Know?" facts to accompany every account-readers will learn about the appearances, traditional and modern uses, and environments …

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Gold! Gold!

A Beginners Handbook: How to Prospect for Gold

by Joseph Petralia
edition: Paperback
tagged: natural resources, rocks & minerals, personal & practical guides

Recent scientific studies confirm that early miners only scratched the surface and that 75 - 85% of the gold remains in "them thar hills". You can find gold! It's history, recovery methods, and identification techniques are revealed in this book. Learn where to look and what basic equipment you will need. Engage in an exciting, healthy, and profita …

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Gem Trails of British Columbia

by Cam Bacon
edition: Paperback
tagged: rocks & minerals

A guide to mineral and fossil locations in 10 BC regions, including maps, photos, locale descriptions, and collecting tips for novices and experts alike. Gem Trails of British Columbia is certain to get you to pick up a shovel and pan and get out to the backcountry and up to your knees in sand and rocks looking for gems, minerals and fossils. Cover …

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Gold Panning in British Columbia

by Jim Lewis & Susan Campany
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: rocks & minerals, handbooks & manuals

“I want to gold pan; I want to strike rich. I’ve been searching for a stream of gold. It’s these fortunes I never win that keep me searching for a stream of gold. And I’m getting old. I keep searching for my stream of gold; and I’m getting close.”

 

If those words sound like a common refrain, don’t despair. With this newly compiled and …

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