Where and how to dig, pan and mine your own gems and minerals in 10 Southwestern States. This guide offers you an easy to use guide to fee dig mining, complete with locations, costs, tips on technique, entertaining legends and other important information. Whether you are digging for the first time or are an experienced rockhound or 'prospector', with a simple rock hammer and a little luck, you too can strike it rich - or at the every least, have fun trying. This guide offers you 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 the location of the nearest toilets. Included are resources for use in identifying your finds, having them made into jewellery, and further pursuing an exciting - and possibly profitable - hobby. This book features information on: Equipment and Clothing; Mining Techniques; Gem and Mineral Sites; Museums and Mine Tours; Special Events and Tourist Information.Kathy J. Rygle and Stephen F. Pedersen. Soft cover with 208 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.