Agates of Lake Superior

Stunning Varieties and How They Are Formed

Author: Dan R. Lynch,Bob Lynch

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591933724

Category: Nature

Page: 223

View: 6854

The definitive book on Lake Superior's agates is here. If you're a casual rock collector, you will find Agates of Lake Superior fun, interesting and beautiful. If you're a more advanced hobbyist, you will appreciate this professional and scientific resource. The book provides a thorough examination of Lake Superior's strange and unique agate varieties, as well as a critical look at agate formation theories, tips on how to find and identify agates, where to look for them and how collectible your agates may be.

Lake Superior Rock Picker's Guide

Author: Kevin Gauthier,Bruce Mueller

Publisher: Petoskey Pub

ISBN: 9780472032679

Category: Nature

Page: 103

View: 1550

The perfect rock identification guide for Lake Superior


Treasures of the Earth

Author: Roger Pabian,Brian Jackson,Peter Tandy,John Cromartie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780643092976

Category: Agates

Page: 184

View: 3607

Illustrated throughout with photographs of these wonderfully colourful minerals. Accompanied by a text from a well-known expert in the field, the book includes both a detailed introduction to the geology of agates and a comprehensive guide to the agates of the world.

Lake Michigan Rock Picker's Guide

Author: Bruce Mueller,Kevin Gauthier

Publisher: Petoskey Pub

ISBN: 9780472031504

Category: Nature

Page: 80

View: 3456

Bruce Mueller is the rock expert who brought you the very popular Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones. Bookstores all along Lake Michigan loved that book, but they also expressed many requests for a rock identification guide for Lake Michigan. Here it is. Mueller researched the entire shoreline of Lake Michigan to write this guide to Lake Michigan rocks. This is the perfect guidebook for any-one or any family who walks the beach and wonders, What is this?

Amazing Agates

Lake Superior's Banded Gemstone

Author: Scott F. Wolter

Publisher: Kollath-Stensaas Pub

ISBN: 9780979200694

Category: Nature

Page: 36

View: 6974

Discover everything you want to know about Lake Superior's banded gemstone. "Mr. Agate" highlights all types of agates, explains features within individual agates, shares his best picking locations and gives a brief history of famous agates.

Agate Hunting Made Easy

How to Really Find Lake Superior Agates

Author: James Magnuson

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591933269

Category: Nature

Page: 120

View: 1945

"Provides step-by-step instructions to help you turn those once-frustrating agate hunts into successful ones!"

Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North America

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440237454

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 3829

Arranged by location of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting agate and jasper quartz.

Lake Huron Rock Picker's Guide

Author: Bruce Mueller,Kevin Gauthier

Publisher: Petoskey Pub

ISBN: 9780472033676

Category: Nature

Page: 76

View: 3235

The definitive rock identification guide for Lake Huron

Midwest Gem, Fossil, and Mineral Trails

Great Lakes States, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio

Author: June Culp Zeitner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786063

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 3260

Describes where and what to collect in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. Learn how to hunt on your own, what collectibles can be found and how to preserve your specimens.

Is This an Agate?

An Illustrated Guide to Lake Superior's Beach Stones Michigan

Author: N.A

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press Michigan


Category: Nature

Page: 23

View: 1791

A 24 page concise, just-the-facts identification guide to the beach stones along the Lake Superior shore of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Illustrated by the author with very realistic paintings and accompanied with maps and clear directions to the public-accessible beaches from Little Girl's Point near Ironwood to Whitefish Point. Nearly 30,000 copies sold since 2001. A must for beachcombers and vacationers coming to the U.P.!

Agates of Lake Superior Playing Cards

Author: Dan R. Lynch,Bob Lynch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591933236

Category: Games

Page: N.A

View: 460

Play all of your favorite card games while studying the agates of Lake Superior. Each card in this standard deck features its own photo, helping you to become acquainted with the names of each rock specimen. Learning has never been so much fun!

Lake Superior Agates

Author: James Magnuson

Publisher: Adventure Quick Guides

ISBN: 9781591938088

Category: Nature

Page: 22

View: 9393

Focusing on agates and agate imposters of the Lake Superior region, this tabbed booklet features detailed photographs and need-to-know information that helps readers become better agate hunters.

Minnesota Rocks & Minerals

A Field Guide to the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Author: Bob Lynch

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591933021

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 3885

Full-color photos and details make it simple and fun to identify your finds.

Everybody Needs a Rock

Author: Byrd Baylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442408111

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4208

Everybody needs a rock -- at least that's the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.

The Storied Agate

100 Unique Lake Superior Agates

Author: James Magnuson

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 9781591933090

Category: Nature

Page: 143

View: 7584

Lake Superior Agates are world renowned for their unique, translucent beauty - but no one's ever seen them quite like James Magnuson and Carol Wood. The authors highlight the celebrated stone with lighthearted stories and an amazing collection of natural, artistic photographs. Whether you've never seen an agate or are an avid agate hunter, this new look at Lake Superior Agates is bound to stir your interest.

The Wonder of North American Agates

Author: Dan R. Lynch,Bob Lynch

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591934158

Category: Nature

Page: 136

View: 4171

Agates - few other natural formations exhibit the tremendous variety seen in these curiously banded gemstones; no two are exactly alike when it comes to color, pattern or shape. And though they are found on every continent, many well-known and significant varieties are present in North America. This book features more than 60 of the most famous, most valuable and rarest agates from Canada, the United States and Mexico. Intriguing, informative text explains the fascinating differences between agates, while compelling, true-to-life photos show each agate's special beauty.

The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones

Author: Bruce Mueller,William H. Wilde

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030286

Category: Nature

Page: 70

View: 6298

The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones is the authoritative guide for everyone who visits northern Michigan and can't wait to comb the beautiful beaches in search of Michigan's official state stone, the Petoskey. This book dispels myths about the Petoskey and reveals the true facts of this ancient fossilized coral. Instructive pictures and maps keep Petoskey fans on track every step of the way while guiding them to the best places to find the stone, including those favored by local Petoskey stone hunters and collectors. Once you've found a piece of the prized Michigan fossil, The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones leads you through the many methods of polishing that bring this beautiful stone to life.

Furiously Happy

A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Author: Jenny Lawson

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 125007701X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5431

In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos. "Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'" Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy." Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.

Ghost Burglar

The True Story of Bernard Welch Jr. Master Thief, Ruthless Con Man, and Cold-Blooded Killer

Author: Jack Burch,James D. King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886028951

Category: True Crime

Page: 265

View: 5377

Bernard C. Welch was called the most prolific burglar of modern time. He eluded police up and down the East Coast for years and was finally caught only because he shot prominent heart surgeon, Dr. David Halberstam, who then hit Welch with his car as Welch fled the scene. Halberstam died and Welch was sentenced to 143 years plus life by one of the nation's first and most prominent black judges, Judge Carl Moultrie of the D.C. District Court. Sent to an "escape-proof" prison in Marion, Illinois, Welch managed to trick federal officials to sending him to a facility on the Chicago River on the promise of becoming a snitch. There, he broke out with the help of an enforcer from the Aryan Nation, hired to help him escape. Newspapers reported the Halberstam death, but the background and aftermath of this story never saw the light of day because other news events (the murder of John Lennon that same week and later the assassination attempt on President Reagan) became bigger headlines.This book is the whole story of a Rochester, N.Y. plumber who turned thievery into a business, even to the point of keeping books and filing taxes with the IRS for a "legitimate" antiques and silver trading business. This could only have happened in the 70s, before the age of computers made hiding in plain sight more difficult for criminals like Welch.