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Gem Trails of British Columbia


By: Bacon, Cam
ISBN: 978-0-88839-724-9
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Pages: 104
Photos: 73
Illustrations: 37
Publication Date: 2013


PR Highlights: Updated & expanded guide to rockhounding in BC.
PHOTO Highlights: Color Photos throughout

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A guide to mineral and fossil locations in 10 BC regions, including maps, photos, locale descriptions, and collecting tips for novices and experts alike. Gem Trails of British Columbia is certain to get you to pick up a shovel and pan and get out to the backcountry and up to your knees in sand and rocks looking for gems, minerals and fossils. Covering ten regions, this updated and expanded guide will appeal to both novice and experienced rockhounds. It includes detailed descriptions including what to look for in each area, color photos, maps and collecting tips. Author Cam Bacon calls upon years of experience to offer readers invaluable information, easy-to-follow directions and many helpful hints, including a complete list of rock clubs and contacts, which will assist in planning week or weekend trips. Thorough, yet concise, this slim volume is an outstanding source of old and new sites, and is perfect for the backpack of outdoor lovers ready to unearth treasures and adventure throughout the province's beautiful back roads.

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Book Reviews

By Jonsey Won February 15, 2014

This is a great book to use on our future trip. We are mineral collectors and where there are rocks to be hounded there are minerals to collect.

By Patricia A. Casey on June 5, 2014

The book does not include information for Vancouver Island....it's all mainland BC, so if you're planning a trip to Vancouver Island I'd look for another rockhounding source. If and when we return to mainland BC I'll be sure to bring this along!

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