Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Southwest. 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.
Garret Romaine, an avid rockhound, fossil collector, and gem hunter, is the author of Gem Trails of Oregon, Gem Trails of Washington, and Rockhounding Idaho (FalconGuides). He has been a senior columnist for Gold Prospectors magazine for over 15 years. He has degrees in geology and geography, and has produced numerous YouTube videos in the “Garret’s World of Geology” series. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches technical writing.