With this informative guide, you can explore the mineral-rich state of New York, from the beaches to the mountains. It describes the states' best rockhounding sites and covers popular and commercial sites as well as numerous little-known areas. This handy guide also describes how to collect specimens, includes maps and directions to each site, and lists rockhound clubs in the state. Rockhounding New York offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby and is an invaluable sourcebook.
Robert Beard is a geologist and has collected rocks for over 30 years. He is a contributing editor to Rock & Gem magazine and has written for Rock & Gem since 1993. He currently with his wife, Rosalina, and his two children, Daniel and Roberta.