A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone and Mineral Sites of British Columbia

A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone and Mineral Sites of British Columbia

Volume 2, Sites Within A Day's Drive of Vancouver

Book - 2006
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The southwest region of British Columbia offers a motherlode of unique rockhounding experiences for both amateur and more seasoned prospectors. This revised and expanded edition of Rick Hudson's bestseller A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia opens up a whole new world of exploration within a day's drive of Vancouver.

Covering the area from Vancouver inland to Princeton, Merritt and Cache Creek, and as far up the coast as Whistler and Texada Island, this well-researched guidebook will teach you where to find some of the most sought-after minerals in the province. The Coast Mountains are a treasure trove of minerals and gemstones, from gold and jade to garnet and agate. Discover amethyst next to the road or find fossil trees over a metre long. Enjoy a day hunting for quartz crystals, thundereggs, malachite, garnet, marble or amber.

This comprehensive guidebook reveals a vast deposit of information including:

* Mining history and prospecting techniques

* Over 270 sites in southwestern British Columbia

* At-a-glance information on the types of minerals at each site and ease of access to them

* Colour photographs of sites and minerals

* More than 25 detailed maps, completely redrawn for this edition

* Over 100 site drawings

* Glossary of geological terms and a suggested reading list

* Lists of geological clubs and associations and map sources

* Clear explanation on how to use the Internet to learn about prospect sites

Publisher: Madeira Park, B.C. : Harbour, 2006
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9781550173536
Branch Call Number: ANF 553.4 HUD v.2 2006
ANF 553.4 HUD v. 2 2006
Characteristics: 368 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hudson, Richard (Richard Dennis), 1947-


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