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Rockhounding Montana


"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" Second edition. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 220 pages, descriptions, maps and photos.

Rockhounding MontanaTable of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
Montana's Geologic Introduction4
Montana's State Gems8
Rockhounding10
Collecting Regulations and Etiquette11
How to Use This Book13
Safety15
Ten Vistas for Your Montana Journey16
ROCKHOUNDING SITES IN MONTANA
1. Whitefish Mountains23
2. Troy26
3. Libby Creek27
4. Fishtrap Creek30
5. Vermilion Road32
6. Cox Gulch33
7. Bynum / Choteau35
8. Augusta37
9. Sun River38
10. Belt39
11. Superior41
12. Kalispell44
13. Craig47
14. Loma49
15. Neihart50
16. Dearborn River52
17. Mike Horse Creek55
18. Blackfoot River56
19. Coopers Lake58
20. Rattler Gulch59
21. Clark Fork River61
22. Helmville63
23. Lolo Hot Springs Area64
24. Snowbird Mine66
25. Eightmile Creek69
26. Darby Mine71
27. Marysville Mine Tailings73
28. Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine76
29. Elliston80
30. Montana City83
31. Argo Mine84
32. Clancy and Strawberry Butte86
33. Deer Lodge88
34. Basin89
35. Flint Creek Hill91
36. Philipsburg93
37. Gem Mountain95
38. Homestake Pass97
39. Rader Creek99
40. Calvert Loop101
41. Quartz Hill104
42. Crystal Park106
43. Norris109
44. Dillon111
45. Argenta Mine Tailings114
46. Clark Canyon Reservoir116
47. Warm Springs Creek117
48. Sweetwater Road120
49. Ruby Reservoir122
50. Virginia City125
51. Rochester Mining District127
52. Benton Creek130
53. Castle Town132
54. Lemhi Pass134
55. Spencer, Idaho136
56. Gallatin Petrified Forest138
57. Bozeman Pass142
58. Hyalite Canyon144
59. Squaw Creek146
60. Big Sky147
61. Red Cliff149
62. Gardiner150
63. Daisy Pass151
64. Malta153
65. Dinosaur Field Station156
66. The Little Rockies158
67. Fossil Hill159
68. Bear Creek160
69. Yellow Water Reservoir164
70. Sidney166
71. Judith Peak168
72. Crystal Lake171
73. Yogo Creek173
74. Fallon176
75. Glendive177
76. Ryegate181
77. Roundup to Melstone184
78. Miles City185
79. Fort Union Formation187
80. Forsyth188
81. Castle Rock Lake189
82. Roundup190
83. Flatwillow Creek191
84. Lavina193
85. Riverfront Park195
86. South Hills197
87. Stratford Hill198
88. Red Dome200
89. Pryor Mountains202
90. Belfry206
91. Beartooth Chromite Mine207
Appendix A: Glossary209
Appendix B: Further Reading213
Appendix C: Finding Maps, Land Managers, and Information214
Appendix D: Rock Shops in Montana216
Index217
About the Authors219