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Rockhounding New York: A guide to the states best rockhounding sites

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Rockhounding New York: A guide to the states best rockhounding sites

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Rockhounding New York

A guide to the states best rockhounding sites

by Robert Beard

 

Biographical Note:
Robert Beard is a geologist and has collected rocks for over 30 years. In his early days of rock collecting, fellow geologists said that he would get over the excitement from finding an interesting rock, but that never happened. He majored in geology at California State University, Chico and his first rock collecting trips focused on the northern Sierra Nevada and southern California desert. He received his B.A. in geology, with a minor in mathematics from CSUC in 1983. He then attended the University of New Mexico as a graduate student in geology, and spent considerable time looking for rocks in New Mexico's mountains and deserts. He worked briefly for a mining company as part of an exploration team during his first summer in New Mexico, and got to see many different types of mineral deposits and geologic terrains, and developed a keen understanding minerals and how to find them. He received his M.S. degree in geology from UNM in 1987, at a time when the mining and oil industries were flat on their backs, but the environmental cleanup industry was just getting started. In 1988 he moved to the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area to pursue a career as an environmental geologist. Since then he has remained alert for opportunities to see geology and collect rocks, minerals, and fossils, as he was taught that the best geologist is the one that has the most rocks. He has collected rocks throughout most regions of the United States and parts of the Caribbean, and the past few years he was focused on finding new collecting sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a Contributing Editor to Rock & Gem magazine, and has written from Rock & Gem since 1993. He also speaks Spanish, which has been a very useful skill for geology, especially when working in Spanish-speaking environments. He currently lives in Harrisburg, PA with his wife, Rosalina, and his two children, Daniel and Roberta.

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With this informative guide, you can explore the mineral-rich state of New York, from the beaches to the mountains. It describes the states' best rockhounding sites and covers popular and commercial sites as well as numerous little-known areas. This handy guide also describes how to collect specimens, includes maps and directions to each site, and lists rockhound clubs in the state. Rockhounding New York offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby and is an invaluable sourcebook.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Rockhounding Basics -- New York Geology -- New York Natural Resources -- How to Use This Guide -- Map Legend -- Atlantic Coastal Plain -- 1. Orient Point Beach Quartz Pebbles -- 2. Rocky Point Beach Quartz Pebbles -- 3. Lloyd Neck Cliffs Indian Paint Pots -- Manhattan Prong -- 4. Staten Island Ferry Serpentine and Gneiss -- 5. Staten Island Todt Hill Serpentine -- 6. Inwood Park Shoreline Rocks -- 7. Valhalla-Kensico Dam Quarry Orange Gneiss -- Hudson Highlands -- 8. Hogencamp Iron Mine -- 9. Hasenclever Iron Mine -- 10. Bear Mountain Highway 6 Minerals -- 11. Hudson Railroad Cut Calcite -- 12. Philips Mine Sulfides -- 13. Mount Taurus Quarry -- 14. Amity-Pine Island Calcite -- Taconic Mountains -- 15. Millerton Iron Mine Pond Blue Slag -- 16. Weed Mines Limonite and Hematite -- 17. South Bay Roadside Quarry Ripple Marks -- 18. Pulpit Point Road Graphite Boulders -- Hudson-Mohawk Lowlands -- 19. Highland Mills Fossils -- 20. Wurtsboro Lead Mines -- 21. Ellenville Pyrite and Quartz -- 22. Kingston Highway 32 Calcite Crystals -- 23. Kingston Highway 209 Fossils -- 24. Catskill Highway 23 Taconic Unconformity -- 25. Stark's Knob Pillow Basalts and Pyrite -- 26. Lester Park Stromatolites -- 27. Canajoharie Creek Fossils -- 28. Diamond Acres Herkimer Diamonds -- 29. Crystal Grove Herkimer Diamonds -- 30. Herkimer Diamond Mines -- 31. Ace of Diamonds Mine -- 32. Newville Nowadaga Creek Graptolites and Trilobites -- 33. Dion Jerusalem Hill Road Orange Travertine -- 34. Forge Hollow Travertine -- Adirondack Mountains -- 35. Batchellerville Pegmatites -- 36. Barton Mines Garnet -- 37. Hooper Mine Garnets -- 38. Speculator Highway 30 Diopside and Garnet -- 39. Brant Lake Roadcut Quartz Crystals -- 40. Rock Pond Mine Sulfides -- 41. Ironville Blue and Green Slag -- 42. Schroon Lake Roadcut Minerals -- 43. Minerva Railroad Cut Light Blue Calcite -- 44. Tahawus Mine Titaniferous Magnetite -- 45. Blue Ridge Labradorite -- 46. Newcomb Highway 28 Calcite with Graphite -- 47. Long Lake Highway 30 Fluorite and Calcite -- 48. Roaring Brook Falls Labradorite -- 49. Cascade Lakes Calcite and Diopside -- 50. Lewis Mine Entrance Wollastonite -- 51. Willsboro Dump Road Wollastonite, Garnet, and Diopside -- 52. Lyon Mountain Magnetite -- 53. Standish Slag -- 54. Pierrepont Dillabough Road Hematite -- 55. West Pierrepont Selleck Road Tremolite -- 56. Pyrites Pyrite -- 57. Richville Rock Island Roadcut Calcite -- 58. Edwards Campbell Road Calcite -- 59. Star Lake Benson Mines Minerals -- 60. Fine Roadcut Titanite, Pyroxene, and Purple Fluorite -- 61. Hailesboro Banded Marble Road Cut -- 62. Balmat Sylvia Lake Talc -- 63. Talcville Tremolite and Talc -- 64. Harrisville Mine Blue Calcite and Wollastonite -- 65. Oxbow Road Calcite -- 66. Yellow Lake Roadcut Calcite -- Tug Hill Plateau -- 67. Whetstone Gulf Fossils -- 68. Whittaker Falls Brachiopods -- Allegheny Plateau -- 69. Thacher Park Zoophycos and Brachiopods -- 70. Schoharie Rickard Road Fossils -- 71. North Blenheim Schoharie Creek Fossils -- 72. Leesville Highway 20 Fossils -- 73. Cherry Valley Highway 20 Corals -- 74. Fly Creek/Cooperstown Highway 28 Fossils -- 75. Brookfield Beaver Creek Road Fossils -- 76. Hamilton Briggs Road Quarry Fossils -- 77. Hubbardsville Cole Hill Road Fossils -- 78. Morrisville Swamp Road Fossils -- 79. Chittenango Falls Calcite and Celestite -- 80. Borodino Highway 41 Fossils -- 81. Pompey Center Highway 20 Fossils -- 82. Marcellus Shale Type Section and Concretions -- 83. Tully 1-81 and Highway 80 Fossils -- 84. Hoxie Gorge Fossils -- 85. Vestal Route 26 Fossils -- 86. Chemung Narrows Former Highway 17 Fossils -- 87. Waverly Old Highway 34 Rugose Corals -- 88. Portageville Highway 436 Road Aggregate Fossils -- 89. Fall Brook Falls Brachiopods and Corals -- 90. East Bethany Francis Road Railroad Cut Fossils -- 91. Alden Spring Creek Trilobites and Concretions -- 92. Chestnut Ridge Park Eternal Flame -- 93. Chautauqua Creek-Lyons Road Fossils -- Ontario Lowlands -- 94. Ontario Furnaceville Hematite -- 95. Genesee River Gorge Hematite -- Erie Lowlands -- 96. Penn Dixie Site Trilobites -- 97. South Branch Smokes Creek Fossils -- 98. Eighteen Mile Creek Fossils -- References Cited -- Index -- About the Author.

Marc Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-270) and index.; With this informative guide, you can explore the mineral-rich state of New York, from the beaches to the mountains. It describes the states' best rockhounding sites and covers popular and commercial sites as well as numerous little-known areas. This handy guide also describes how to collect specimens, includes maps and directions to each site, and lists rockhound clubs in the state. Rockhounding New York offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby and is an invaluable sourcebook--;Provided by publisher.

Publisher Marketing:
With this informative guide, you can explore the mineral-rich state of New York, from the beaches to the mountains. It describes the states' best rockhounding sites and covers popular and commercial sites as well as numerous little-known areas. This handy guide also describes how to collect specimens, includes maps and directions to each site, and lists rockhound clubs in the state. "Rockhounding New York" offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby and is an invaluable sourcebook.

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