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Gold Panning Books

Our Treasures in a Bag gold panning guide books are a great way to educate yourself or your child on gold panning! These books also make a great gift for the experienced treasure hunter!
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Crystal & Gem book Eyewitness Books - Crystal and Gem
by R.F. Symes and R.R. Harding
ISBN 0756630010

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. DK's classic look at crystals and gems, now reissued with a CD and wall chart.

Learn about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals. This book has dazzling full-color photographs on uncluttered pages, which make it a visual treat. Includes a clip art CD!


Rocks and Minerals Eyewitness bookEyewitness Books - Rocks and Minerals
by R.F. Symes
ISBN 0756637775

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. DK's classic look at rocks and minerals, now reissued with a CD and wall chart.

The book begins with an introduction noting the age and nature of the planet Earth. Also in the brief opening section is a rendering of different types of rocks and minerals, such as gemstones, sedimentary rocks, seashore pebbles, and igneous rocks.


Let's Go Rock CollectingLet's Go Rock Collecting
by Roma Gans
ISBN 0064451704

For younger children for use with adults. Kids will immediately be caught by the idea that, "the oldest things you can collect are rocks." This simple geology book goes on to discuss the formation, hardness, types, and uses of rock. The coverage is cursory, yet it is sufficiently engaging to hold the interest of a young audience. Keller's illustrations, line drawings with watercolor washes, work well in showing the cross-sections of earth and volcanoes. Two children appear in many of the scenes, exploring a Roman road, finding fossils, mixing cement, and collecting rocks to store in boxes and egg cartons. A few pages feature photographs, allowing more realistic views of various rock types.


National Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals
ISBN 0394502698

Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur; written descriptions provide information on field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals.



Gold Panning is EasyThe New Gold Panning is Easy
by Roy Lagal
ISBN 0915920794

Anyone can use a pan to recover gold from mountain streams, desert arroyos, or wherever it awaits you. Roy Lagal, who has spent a lifetime finding gold, tells just how easy it is.

Take your next vacation in beautiful gold country. Follow the simple illustrated instructions in this book and use Roy's patented Gravity Trap™ gold pan. You are certain to enjoy the glorious outdoors. And, you may experience the thrill of a lifetime as you find color of your very own!

Also, learn how to use metal detectors that can make discovering gold nuggets as easy as finding coins in the park.


Peterson Guide to Rocks and MineralsPeterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals
by Frederick H. Rough, edited by Roger Tory Peterson
ISBN 0395935431

Written and designed for the beginner, this book describes and illustrates the most common and interesting rocks and minerals, from simple sandstone to exotic gems. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful color photographs, it tells how these rocks and minerals formed and how to identify them--and includes tips on collecting.


Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks & Minerals Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks & Minerals
edited by Martin Prinz, George Harlow, and Joseph Peters
ISBN 0671244175

Practical, concise, and easy to use, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals contains everything that the rock and mineral enthusiast needs to know. This field guide is divided into two large sections -- one devoted to minerals and one to rocks, each prefaced by a comprehensive introduction that discusses formation, chemistry, and more. All 377 entries, beautifully illustrated with color photographs and helpful visual symbols, provide descriptions and practical information about appearance, classification, rarity, crystal formation, mode of occurrence, gravity of mineral, rock chemistry, modal classification fields, formational environments, grain sizes of rocks, and much more.

Whether you are a serious collector or an information-seeking amateur, this incomparably beautiful, authoritative guide will prove an invaluable reference.

Guide to GemsGuide to Gems (Firefly Pocket series)
by Cally Oldershaw
ISBN 9781552978146

A fascinating, richly illustrated guide to the identification and use of gemstones. The introduction describes geology, chemistry, and properties of gems in clear and accessible terms, and also provides a valuable color key. The main section supplies complete descriptions of a wide range of gems, with illustrations of the crystal, the gem, and common cuts and jewelry. Describes over 130 varieties of gemstones, has 850 photos of gems, crystals, and jewelry. More than 50 drawings and diagrams, with world maps of important gem locations.


Guide to Common Rocks and Their Minerals Illustrated Guide to Common Rocks
and Their Minerals

by David Allan and Vinson Brown

Packed with practical information for anyone interested in rocks and minerals, and provides the basics for understanding and identifying common rocks. Gives the three main classifications of rocks, and then about the component minerals that make them.


Where to Find Gold in Northern CaliforniaWhere to Find Gold in Northern California
by James Klein

Take a trip with veteran prospector James Klein through some of the most beautiful gold bearing country you will ever see. Visit old mines and ghost towns and hear the tales of lost treasure. Learn about the techniques and equipment used by the old timers and today's modern gold seekers. Try your luck with a gold pan, dredge or metal detector. With his help, you too may know the thrill of "showing color."

This book features the known gold-bearing areas of Northern California - organized by county with maps, directions, tips on where to look, and the history and tales of each area. A technical glossary, equipment instructions and photos provide ease in your prospecting adventure. Learn how to stake a claim and what to do if you do strike gold. Where to Find Gold in Northern California is the essential prospecting book for all treasure hunters!


Fossil book Eyewitness Books - Fossil
by Dr. Paul D. Taylor
ISBN 0756606829

Here is an original and exciting new look at fossils - the remains of long-vanished animals and plants. Stunning real-life photographs of the spectacular remains of ancient lives offer a unique "eyewitness" view of what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago. See pearls that are 50 million years old, a dinosaur's toe, a troublesome "snake" that was turned to stone, a fossilized human being, and a snail made of precious stones. Learn how fossils are formed, how trilobites have been preserved for 590 million years, where to look for a belemnite, and how fossils helped the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Discover which are the most precious fossils in the world, where ammonites lived, how big mammoths were, what a devil's toenail looks like, and much, much more.


Book on matter Eyewitness Books - Matter
by Christopher Cooper
ISBN 0789467143

Focusing on contemporary and historical developments in the study of matter, this book features clear, expertly written text, color and black-and-white photos, charts, graphics, and 3-D models -- all of which combine to make complex scientific concepts easy to understand. Sharp, seemingly three-dimensional photos and intricate drawings accompany skillfully distilled texts that explain complex scientific principles and issues without oversimplifying them. The respective volumes identify the basic properties of light; the sources and use of electricity; the laws of force, energy and motion; and the various kinds of matter. In each large-format book, pictures and text work together to offer a lucid chronicle of pertinent experiments, discoveries and inventions from ancient times to the present. Whether in search of a quick answer or interested in delving into a topic in detail, youngsters will find that these information-packed books fill their needs handily. Ages 8 & up.


Book on whales Eyewitness Books - Whale
by Vassili Papastavrou
ISBN 0756607396

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to whales, dolphins, seals, and manatees. Superb color photographs of dolphins, killer whales, walruses, and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of these mysterious sea creatures - what they look like, how they behave, and their battle for survival. See the whiskers of a walrus, inside the mouth of a killer whale, dolphins at play, male elephant seals fighting, the way a blowhole works, a carved sperm whale's tooth, and a 19th-century blubber pot. Learn how deep a sperm whale can dive, how whales use bubbles to catch fish, why sea lions bark like dogs, what baleen is used for, and why killer whales come up on the beach. Discover how humpback whales communicate, why whales leap, the world's biggest baby, why the future of whales, seals, and dolphins is threatened, why whales migrate thousands of miles, and much, much more!


Rocks, Gems, and Minerals (Golden Guide form St. Martin's Press)
by Paul R. Shaffer, Herbert S. Zim, and Raymond Perlman
ISBN 1582381321

This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on:

  • Physical and chemical properties
  • Origins and geologic significance
  • Gems and semiprecious stones
  • How to find and collect specimens

Illustrated in full color throughout, this is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!


Insects (National Audubon Society's First Field Guides)
by Christina Wilsdon
ISBN 059005483X

Beginning with descriptions of ornithology and entomology, the authors invite young people to become aware of and familiar with the natural world. With sharp, clear full-color photos, insects are described, classified, and placed in their habitats. Topics covered are: identification marks; eating, mating, and nesting habits; migration; endangered status, and cautions against those insects that bite or sting. The photos greatly magnify the size of each species. Includes a glossary of technical terms, lists for further reading, organizations, videos, software, and Web sites are appended. This Insect guide has excellent photographs and descriptions of common species. The photographs are very detailed and show the beauty of insects, rather than their gruesome aspects. Good descriptions and warnings regarding poisonous species. For grades four and up.


Gold! Gold! How & Where to Prospect for Gold
by Joseph F. Petralia

Recent scientific satellite photo-imaging technology confirms that the early miners only scratched the surface - estimates are that 75-85% of the gold remains undiscovered in "them thar hills!"

You can find gold! Its history, recovery methods, and identification techniques to discover this precious metal are revealed in this book.

Seven profusely illustrated chapters will teach you WHERE, HOW, WHEN, and WHAT basic equipment you'll need to begin your search. Engage in an exciting, healthy, and profitable new hobby today!



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