Rockhounding Texas is a complete guide to finding, collecting, and preparing Texas' gems & minerals. With this book anyone can learn where to find unusual mineral displays, fossils, jasper, agate, and petrified wood—not to mention more obsidian than one rockhound could possibly collect in a lifetime. An outstanding resource for experts and novices alike, Rockhounding Texas points the way to the state's best rockhounding sites, including popular and commercial areas as well as lesser-known sites on public land.
Look inside to find:
• Maps and detailed site descriptions with directions and GPS coordinates• Suggested tools and techniques• Land-use regulations and legal restrictions• Contact information for land managers• Additional information on rock shops, attractions, and local history
Ruta Vaskys and Martin Freed are skilled writers and photographers who have been outdoor enthusiasts for many years with experience in trapping, collecting wild herbs, and rock identification. They spend most of their time living in Virginia.