Basic Rockhounding and Prospecting is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning the basics of collecting rocks and minerals. It’s the perfect companion title to the more advanced Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook. Readers will learn how to identify common rocks and minerals, and where to look for them. Using labs, procedures, pictorials, and discussions to help readers learn, this book will cover the basics of geology, describing the three main rock groups, with extensive pictures to show what to look for and how to figure out what is out there.
- Geology basics
- Rules and regulations
- Polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures
- Popular collectibles, including rocks, gems, fossils, meteorites, and gold
- Tools of the trade for every level of collector