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Title: Gem Trails of Arizona
Author: James R. Mitchell Year: 1995
Publisher: Gem Guides Book Co.
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From azurite to wulfenite, Arizona is known the world over for its rich abundance of rocks and minerals. Now in its third edition, this best-selling guide covers well-known sites, and uncovers many lesser-known areas as well. Situated in landscapes as diverse as the minerals themselves, these sites vary from arid desert to pine covered peaks. Detailed text describes where to go and what to look for at each collecting area. Maps for each site lead the rockhound to an almost limitless supply of specimens. Black and white photographs picture the collecting area. Color photographs highlight beautiful specimens found at various sites. Gem Trails of Arizona is an invaluable guide for rockhounds just starting out, or filled with expert advice and years of experience. For the experienced collector who has searched from Arizona's mineral resources for years, it is an outstanding source of the old and the new sites throughout the scenic state. James Mitchell, a contributor to the Lapidary Journal, teaches school during the year and spends summers searching the West for additional gem and mineral locations.


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