A Guide to Finding Gemstones, Gold, Minerals & Rocks

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About the author:
W. Dan Hausel graduated from the University of Utah with geology degrees in 1972 and 1974. He worked as the Senior Economic Geologist for the Wyoming Geological Survey at the University of Wyoming, geological consultant for several mining companies, and VP of US Exploration for an international diamond company. He is the author of more than a thousand professional and general interest publications and contributed to more than 90 books. He is a popular speaker on prospecting and former Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics. He has been employed as a geologist, astronomer, public speaker and is also a Hall of Fame martial artist and grandmaster of martial arts.

His work resulted in discovery of many previously unknown gemstone deposits, a previously unknown gold district, and one of the largest gold deposits discovered in the 20th century as a member of a 7-man exploration group.

He attracted the attention of several regional, national and international organizations and is the recipient of the National Rock Hound and Lapidary Hall of Fame's Education Award, the Wyoming Geological Association's Distinguished Service Award, and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's Thayer Lindsley Award.

A Guide to Finding Gemstones, Gold, Minerals & Rocks

Authored by W. Dan Hausel
Edition: 1

Follow in the footsteps of successful gem and gold hunters and search the hills for rough diamonds, colored gemstones, lapidary minerals, precious metals and interesting minerals and rocks. Written for the geoscientist, prospector and rockhound; the first part of the book focuses on physical characteristics of gems and minerals. This is supplemented with the second part of the book that describes dozens upon dozens of colored gem, diamond, gold, mineral and rock localities using the Public Land Survey System and GPS coordinates so the reader can visit these sites on a home computer with aerial and satellite imagery to gain an understanding of what to look for in the field. With these same coordinates, the reader can visit some occurrences, deposits and areas suggested for prospecting to further their gem hunter prospecting education and potentially lead to new discoveries. Now you can learn what to look for when searching for Mother Nature's treasure.

Publication Date:
1502513889 / 9781502513885
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7" x 10"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Nature / Rocks & Minerals

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