Richard M. Pearl, professor of geology at Colorado College, is the author of thirty books on gems, minerals, and geology, including Popular Gemology, How to Know the Minerals and Rocks, and Successful Mineral Collecting and Prospecting. He has received recognition from gem and mineral organizations in twelve countries. A graduate of the University of Colorado and Harvard University, Pearl has been president of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, the Colorado Mineral Society, the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
This famous book takes you on an extensive gem and mineral collecting tour of Colorado, revealing the interesting places where Nature has stored her treasures. Detailed directions are given for reaching the noted as well as the little-known localities in all sections of this great mineral-producing state. Included are numerous mileage logs never before published, and many sketch maps made especially for this book. A unique system arranges the localities along segments of the main highways.