Rockhounding Alaska: A Guide to 80 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites (Paperback)
A complete guide to finding, collecting, and preparing the state's gems and minerals Rockhounding Alaska is a must-have book for collecting rocks, minerals, and fossils in the Last Frontier. This guidebook features an overview of the state's geologic history as well as a site-by-site guide to seventy-five collecting locations that stretch from Kodiak Island to the Arctic Circle, with treasures ranging from ancient fossilized sea creatures to precious gems and gold nuggets. A complete and accurate guidebook to the state's vast riches, Rockhounding Alaska is the ideal resource for rockhounds of all ages and experience levels. 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.
Montana Hodges, a journalist who has worked as a backcountry guide and outdoor/geographic photographer, is the author of Rockhounding Montana, Camping Alaska, and Best Easy Day Hikes Fairbanks (all FalconGuides). An active member of the Chugach Gem and Mineral Society, she has traveled throughout Alaska, from the entire Marine Highway to thousands of roadless miles, by car, bush plane, and foot. Hodges lives in Missoula, Montana.