Northeast States: Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems and Minerals
Completely updated with the most current information, these guides offer easy-to-use information on the ins and outs of "fee-dig" mining, complete ... Show synopsis Completely updated with the most current information, these guides offer easy-to-use information on the ins and outs of "fee-dig" mining, complete with locations, costs, tips on technique, entertaining legends and important information on everything from safety kits to where the nearest restrooms are. In addition, each volume contains maps, black and white photographs and indexes. Topics covered in the books include: Mining Techniques: Step-by-step instructions on panning for gold, sluicing for gems and other methods. Gem and Mineral Sites: Locations of sites with directions and maps, the gems and minerals to be found, hours, fees, and equipment needed. Also includes info on guide services, additional attractions and features at each site, local camping facilities and more. Museums and Mine Tours: Where to visit commercial and historical mines, as well as museums with exhibits of gems and minerals (for help in learning what to look for).