Although known for its gold production, California is a virtual haven for rock and gem collectors. Explore the mineral-rich desert regions, comb tide-washed beaches for jade, agate, abalone, fossilized whale bone, and prospect in the mountains and hills for gold, copper, and other minerals and gems.
Rockhounding California describes 75 of the state’s best rockhounding sites, and covers the popular and commercial sites as well numerous little-known areas.
This handy guide guide describes how to collect specimens, includes maps and direction to each site, and lists rockhound clubs around the state. Rockhounding California offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby and is an outstanding guide and sourcebook.