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Fee Mining and Mineral Adventures in the Eastern U.S.


A directory to fee-mining for rocks, minerals, fossils, gold and treasure in the eastern United States. Mineral sites, caves, gold prospecting, mines, festivals, museums, and more. Second edition. 8 1/2" x 10 7/8" paperback, 264 pages.

Fee Mining and Mineral Adventures in the Eastern U.S.Table of Contents

Introduction14
Trip Planning15
Miner's Ten Commandments16
Standard Tools18
For Your Safety19
Weights and Measures20
The Gold Rushes of North America21
Map Legend23
State Diggings Site Locator Map24
List of Diggings Sites25
ALABAMA 26
ARKANSAS31
CONNECTICUT46
DELAWARE51
FLORIDA54
GEORGIA68
ILLINOIS 76
INDIANA81
IOWA 88
KENTUCKY 91
LOUISIANA97
MAINE100
MARYLAND110
MASSACHUSETTS113
MICHIGAN 117
MINNESOTA123
MISSISSIPPI127
MISSOURI130
NEW HAMPSHIRE 139
NEW JERSEY144
NEW YORK151
NORTH CAROLINA159
OHIO183
PENNSYLVANIA187
RHODE ISLAND194
SOUTH CAROLINA197
TENNESSEE205
VERMONT212
VIRGINIA218
WEST VIRGINIA227
WISCONSIN231
Tips for Uncovering Precious Gems235
Locating Gold Deposits237
Gold Panning Tips238
Sluicing Techniques239
Fantastic Finds240
Wedding Anniversaries244
Birthstones245
State Official Symbols249
Helpful Websites250
Suggested Reading253
Notes255
Photo Gallery256
Glossary258
Bibliography260
Mineral Locator Index261
Have We Missed a Mine or Collecting Site?264