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Rockhound: A Geography of Collecting By Michael Gordon
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In this book Rockhound: A Geography of Collecting you will be shown Ontario's incredible history of mineral extraction and as you will see, rockhounds follow in the signature that every industry... More > left. The full Rockhound series tells you how and where to find crystals, minerals, gold, diamonds and all manner of rock and mineral treasure. for the collector this book is an absolute gem and an essential guide to Ontario geology as it relates to mineral collecting.< Less
Rockhound: Opening the Treasure Chest By Michael Gordon
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Rockhound: Opening the Treasure Chest is the second book in a 3 part series on collecting rocks and minerals. Rockhound shows you how and where to find rare minerals, crystals and gemstones in... More > Ontario.< Less
Rockhound: An Experience of the North By Michael Gordon
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In 'Rockhound: An Experience of the North', rock and mineral collectors will read about the experience of collecting rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones in Ontario, in particular, the area around... More > Bancroft and up towards Cobalt and Gowganda. Rockhound focuses primarily on how to find specific minerals and collectors are led to world class deposits and instructed in recovery techniques and basic gem and mineral identification. Thick pine forests, abandoned gold mines, stunning gem seams and ghost towns are all part of the northern rockhound experience.< Less
Caving in Ontario; Exploring Buried Karst By Michael Gordon
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8.5 X 11 full color packed with sidebars and pictures of remote, seldom seen locations. Caving in Ontario is about cave exploration, how caves are found and the until now somewhat unheralded story... More > of some of the most extreme cave explorations ever undertaken. This is a book that anyone who is interested in rock, geology, geography (karst) and the beauty of the natural world will treasure and use both as a reference and an easy reading entertainment. Caving in Ontario documents the unusual sub-culture of a group of people who are focused on a sometimes extreme activity that blurs the line between science, sport and exploration. "exploration in a landscape that is untouched by human passage".< Less
Tamarindo; Crooked Times in Costa Rica By Michael Gordon
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Every year thousands of free spirited surfers visit Costa Rica. It is in Tamarindo, one of the Pacific Coast's eccentric surfing communities that we find our anti-heroes; two simple minded hicks and... More > a somewhat more sophisticated reptile of whose thoughts you are sometimes made aware. "Tamarindo" is about how Talbot and Simone devise a way to relieve foreigners of their money. To hear them speak you would think that they would never lift a finger unless it was for the betterment of us all. Theft is just the grasping of opportunity and blackmail evens the disparity of unequal distribution, and as you might surmise, the victims are generally deserving of exposure. This is a classic tale of the underdog and despite their unending catalog of corrupt and morally deficient actions you find yourself plotting alongside them and the malicious lizard Fernando.< Less