Gems and Minerals of Arizona

A Guide to Native Gemstones

Author: Sharon Panczner,Bill Panczner

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 9781558380974

Category: Travel

Page: 48

View: 7737

"There's gold in them thar hills!" Along with silver, turquoise, copper, and tons (literally) of other minerals. This guidebook explains what you will find and where in Arizona you will find it. Prospectors were right on target when they came to Arizona!

Minerals of Arizona

A Field Guide for Collectors

Author: Neil R. Bearce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780945005339

Category: Science

Page: 187

View: 4245

The complete guide for both novice rockhounds and experienced rock and mineral collectors with new and exciting collecting sites that exist and are easily accessible. Includes topographical maps, full-color photos, and site difficulty scales.

Mineralogy of Arizona

Author: John Williams Anthony

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816515554

Category: Science

Page: 508

View: 2556

Long awaited by professional geologists and amateur rockhounds alike, the new Mineralogy of Arizona is a completely revised and greatly expanded edition of a book first published in 1977 and updated in 1982.

Gem trails of Arizona

a field guide for collectors

Author: Bessie W. Simpson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 88

View: 1578

Ghost Towns of Arizona

Author: James E. Sherman,Barbara H. Sherman

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806108438

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 5504

A pictorial survey of the past history of more than one hundred former mining towns in Arizona

Collecting Arizona

State of Mines, Legacy of Minerals

Author: Les Presmyk,Richard W. Graeme

Publisher: Lithographie Limited

ISBN: 9780983632313

Category: Arizona

Page: 366

View: 8885

" The mineral wealth of the state is profound having produced more than 90 billion pounds of copper, 500 million ounces of silver, and 16 million ounces of gold. As of 2011, there were some 11,000 abandoned or active mines and prospects across the state." INTRODUCTION.

Rockhounding Arizona

A Guide To 75 Of The State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Gerry Blair

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 146174587X

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 6499

Updated and revised to reflect the latest information on this alluring state of extremes, Rockhounding Arizona includes more than seventy of Arizona's best rockhounding sites and their emblematic activities, from jasper hunting in the historic mining district near Bagdad to searching for gold in the Superstition Mountains and digging for turquoise at the foot of the Hieroglyphic Range. Rockhounding Arizona covers popular and commercial sites as well as little-known areas. It describes where to view mineral specimens and prehistoric artifacts at Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest national parks, as well as on tribal lands. Brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals, this handy reference also includes maps, and directions to each site as well as to museums, rock shops, and major tracts of public land. For the beginner, it offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby. For the expert, it is an outstanding guide and sourcebook.

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301482X

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 710

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout North America. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Mineralogy of Arizona

Author: John W. Anthony,Sidney A. Williams,Richard A. Bideaux,Raymond W. Grant

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816534047

Category: Science

Page: 508

View: 2212

Long awaited by professional geologists and amateur rockhounds alike, the new Mineralogy of Arizona is a completely revised and greatly expanded edition of a book first published in 1977 and updated in 1982. New material covers 232 minerals discovered in Arizona since the first edition, including 28 first identified in the state. Also new is a section on the history of Arizona mining and mineralogy, which provides context for understanding the significance of mineral discoveries and production since prehistoric times. For nearly 20 years,Mineralogy of Arizona has been respected as the definitive reference on Arizona minerals. Now completely revised and greatly expanded with breathtaking new color photographs, the third edition covers 232 minerals discovered in Arizona since the first edition, including 28 first identified in the state.

Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336195

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 7980

Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition. Seeing fluorescent minerals up close for the first time is an exciting experience. The colors are so pure and the glow is so seemingly unnatural, that it is hard to believe they are natural rocks. Hundreds of glowing minerals are shown, including Aragonite, Celestine, Feldspar, Microcline, Picropharmacolite, Quartz, Spinel, Smithsonite, plus many more. But dont let the hard-to-pronounce names keep you away. Over 870 beautiful color photographs illustrate how fluorescent minerals look under UV light and in daylight, making this an invaluable field guide.Here are minerals from the United States, including mines in New Jersey, New York, Arizona, and California, as well as beautiful and unusual minerals from Canada, Mexico, Greenland, Italy, Sweden, and other places. Included are values, a comprehensive resources section, plus helpful advice on caring for, collecting, and displaying minerals. The field of collecting fluorescent minerals is relatively new and this is one of the most complete references available.

Placer Gold Deposits of Arizona

Author: Maureen G. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984369843

Category: Science

Page: 116

View: 2314

A reprint of the Original US Geological Survey Bulletin 1355. This publication is a catalog of locations, Geology, and production from the placer districts of Arizona. Over 90 Arizona Placer District covered in this publication.

In Search of Fortunes

A Look at the History of Arizona Mining

Author: William Ascarza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938730696


Page: N.A

View: 6306

This impressive volume on Arizona mining covers many historical aspects from mines to minerals to transportation and extraction methods. Thousands of miles of railroads were built in Arizona to sustain mining operations that formed the crux of the territory's and later the state's economy. Hundreds of towns in Arizona owed their longevity or in many cases their ephemeral existence based upon the productivity of the local mines. Extensive mapping of the territory was undertaken, not specifically for settlement but for mineral discoveries and for ensuring the ease of extraction from the ground to the market. Mining captivated the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans and later the great influx of American miners and pioneers who arrived in Arizona after the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. Since then, Arizona's economy and community has greatly benefited from mining enterprises resulting in heightened employment opportunities both mining related and supported along with an improved infrastructure of roads, railroads, bridges and dams, hospitals, schools, cultural and civic centers. Mining has also influenced state tourism and recreation as many of the forest service roads and highways were built for the purpose of connecting mines to refining facilities and on to market. Tourist destinations including the towns of Ajo, Bisbee, Jerome and Prescott, would not have their aesthetically appealing store fronts and town layout were it not for revenue generated from the local mining operations. Gem and mineral shows across the state including the annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show and the Quartzite Show generate millions of dollars directly benefiting the hospitality industry and local and regional attractions. Over 250 mining related images appear in this volume to represent Arizona's place as one of the great mining centers and mineral producers in the world. This volume is a compilation of 105 articles published under the heading of "Mine Tales", a Monday column in the Arizona Daily Star. Broken down into three physiographic provinces, Arizona has a diverse mineral content that has enabled it to be at the forefront of the mining industry in the United States and the world. 9 x 12 inches, 160 pages.