A fascinating treasure hunt awaits you in the Centennial State. This guide will show you to nearly one hundred of the best rockhounding sites in the state. Search for amethyst and quartz at the Crystal 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 ledn their more than thirty years 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. The Kappeles also inlcude detailed descriptions of each site, information on what tools you'll need, advice on what kind of vehicle is needed to get to each site and lists of contact information.
From agate and fossils in the land of the dinosaurs to the 14,000-foot peak of Mount Antero, Rockhounding Colorado guides the amateur collector to more than 70 of the best rockhounding sites in the Centennial State. Lively text, accurate maps, and clear site descriptions reveal great sources of rhodonite, alabaster, tourmaline, amethyst, blue barite, and much more.
Bill Kappele has been rockhounding across the West with his wife Cora for nearly 40 years. His other books include Rockhounding Utah and Rockhounding Nevada. He lives in Mission Viejo, California.
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