Rockhound Books

The Gem Trails Guides

Expanded, Revised Editions! Updated guides contain many new locations for rockhounding. From agate to zoisite, these definitive guides to collecting sites throughout the Southwest highlight the best that each area has to offer.



Example of MapDetailed maps and descriptive text lead the rockhound to the best collecting sites for gems, minerals and fossils. Black and white photos aid in locating the collecting area. Stunning color photos help with specimen identification.

Full of helpful hints for getting the most out of each site, the author becomes your personal tour guide to the many treasures that the Southwest has to offer. Ideal for the novice, an important addition to any experienced rockhound's collection, the Gem Trails Guide series is a must for any rock collector exploring this diverse region.


Location maps and color photos of rocks and gems are included.

Most books are discounted to save you money.

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Gem Trails of Southern California
Gem Trails of Northern California
Gem Trails of Arizona
Gem Trails of Nevada
Gem Trails of Utah
Gem Trails of New Mexico
Gem Trails of Colorado
Gem Trails of Oregon
Gem Trails of Texas
Gem Trails of Washington

The GPS Guide to Western Gem Trails
(accompaniment to above Gem Trails Guides)

Rockhound's Handbook

More great books for rockhounds:

Rocks and Minerals DK Smithsonian Handbook
Fossils - Pocket Guide