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  1. Colorado Rockhounding A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils

    Colorado Rockhounding A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils

    Colorado Rockhounding

    A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils

    Colorado Rockhounding is a complete guide to the state's rich and varied mineral, gemstone, and fossil sources. In Colorado, rockhounds may pick agate and petrified wood from the vast Great Plains, follow dinosaur tracks on hogback ridges, pan gold in mountain streams, hunt gemstones on towering peaks, and search for metal sulfide minerals in historic mining districts.

    By Stephen M. Voynick (Author)

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    $20.00

  2. Peaks of the Uncompahgre

    Peaks of the Uncompahgre

    Peaks of the Uncompahgre Labeled Images and Stories Behind the Names of the Mountains Surrounding Ouray, Colorado.

    There are literally thousands of peaks with offical and/or local names in Colorado. For this book we have chosen the "Peaks of the Uncompahgre." These mountains are tied together by their proximity to the headwaters of the Uncompahgre River and Ouray, Colorado. We hope that you will put this book in your car or truck, along with your maps, and refer to it as you tracel the area. It would be a treat for us to, someday, see you stopped along the roadside, looking up at the peaks and pointing to the pages of this book.

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  3. Rockhounding Colorado

    Rockhounding Colorado

    Rockhounding Colorado

    A fascinating treasure hunt awaits you in the Centennial State. Rockhounding Colorado takes you to nearly one hundred of the best rockhounding sites in the state. Search for amethyst and quartz at the Crystal Hill Mine. Check out the view at Douglas Pass while looking for leaf imprints and insect fossils. Or head to Saint Peters Dome to uncover green, white, and purple fluorite. Veteran rockhounders William and Cora Kappele lend their more than thirty years of experience, outlining some of the best places to turn up rhodonite, agate, pyrite, and more. You'll get the inside dirt on the best seasons to hunt, what you'll find at each site, where to spend the night, and even special attractions to visit while you're in the area. Look inside for: detailed descriptions of each site; information on what tools to bring; advice on what kind of vehicle is needed to get to each site; lists of BLM, county office, and National Forest contact information. Whether you're a beginner or veteran collector, let Rockhounding Colorado be your guide on your next rockhounding adventure.

    By William A. and Cora Kappele (Author)

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  4. The Eastern San Juan Mountains Their Geology, Ecology, and Human History

    The Eastern San Juan Mountains Their Geology, Ecology, and Human History

    The Eastern San Juan Mountains

    Their Geology, Ecology, and Human History

    A companion to The Western San Juan Mountains (originally published in 1996), The Eastern San Juan Mountains details the physical environment, biological communities, human history, and points of interest in this rich and diverse mountain system. A natural division between the eastern and western slopes of the San Juans is the north-south line that runs approximately through Lake City, south of the crossing of the Piedra River by US Highway 160. In this super guidebook, twenty-seven contributors--all experts in their fields--artfully bring the geology, hydrology, animal and plant life, human histories, and travel routes of these eastern slopes to life. Designed to inform researchers, educators, and students about the region's complex systems, The Eastern San Juan Mountains also serves as an informative guidebook to accompany visitors along their travels on the Silver Thread National Scenic Byway, which stretches between South Fork and Lake City. The Eastern San Juan Mountains deserves a place next to The Western San Juan Mountains on the bookshelf of every naturalist, researcher, resident, educator, student, and tourist seeking a greater understanding of this marvelous place and its history.

    Rob Blair (Editor) and George Bracksieck

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  5. The San Juan Triangle of Colorado Mountains of Minerals

    The San Juan Triangle of Colorado Mountains of Minerals

    The San Juan Triangle of Colorado

    Mountains of Minerals

    The spectacular landscapes of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado are graphic evidence of the violent geology that concentrated a wealth of minerals in the triangle loosely defined by the picturesque mining towns of Telluride, Silverton and Ouray. An ancient hunting ground of indigenous peoples, these rugged high peaks concealed gold and silver discovered by westerners only in the last 150 years. These discoveries spurred mining booms and engineering feats as man worked to penetrate the ore- and crystal-laden cliffs and peaks. Modern visitors to the San Juans still collect minerals in the many prospects and trek the highways and byways that were first carved into the mountains by the pioneers. The mining history and stunning scenery of the San Juans is impossible to ignore, as are the Mountains of Minerals that make them so.

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  6. The Western San Juan Mountains Their Geology, Ecology, and Human History

    The Western San Juan Mountains Their Geology, Ecology, and Human History

    The Western San Juan Mountains

    Their Geology, Ecology, and Human History

    The San Juan Skyway winds its way up, over, and through canyons, mesas, plateaus, mountains, plains, and valleys. The sheer variety of landforms makes the Skyway a veritable classroom for the amateur naturalist and historian. The most complete work published on the natural history of southwest Colorado's majestic mountain system, The Western San Juan Mountains: Their Geology, Ecology, and Human History is designed to be used while exploring the scenic 235-mile paved San Juan Skyway, which passes through Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, Dolores, and Cortez. The Western San Juan Mountains covers the physical environment, the biological communities, the human history, and points of interest represented on milepost signs along the highway. Some of the many topics covered include: how the San Juan Mountains were formed; why the landscape is so rugged and picturesque; why the vegetation changes from the lowlands to the alpine heights; energy and mineral resources of the area; why these mountains intrigued early explorers; factors that influence the unpredictable weather; and the first-known inhabitants. The contributions to this guide include Fort Lewis College geologists, biologists, archaeologists, historians, and other specialists. Together they have amassed more than one hundred years of study based not only on previous work but on their own research. This generously illustrated guidebook is aimed at all those who wish to understand this intricate mountain system in much greater detail than provided by most picture books.

    Rob Blair (Managing Editor)

    Tom Ann Casey, William H. Romme, Richard N. Ellis (Technical Editors)

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