About the Project:
Using the Maps:
Use the Map, Satellite and Hybrid buttons on the map to change to map style.
The + and - buttons change the level of zoom in the map.
The Arrow Buttons scroll the map in the direction of the arrow.
You can also scroll by left clicking and dragging the map.
Double Click on any part of the map to center the map on that spot.
Click on the markers to pop up an info window for that location or Click the location link in the Map Index sidebar to the right of the map. Finding a after the location name in the pop up info window designates the site as one that I have personally visited and verified.
If a KMZ file is available for that particular site, click the link in the info window and open the file. It will display the location in Google Earth.
Google Earth may be downloaded and installed from http://earth.google.com/ .
This project can only grow with your support. If you would like to see your favorite rockhounding locations added to this project, have a request for a particular location to be researched and added or just have a comment or suggestion to make the site better, please use the Rock Tips link located in the Site Navigation buttons or contact me directly at Rock Picks Mail. Please include a full description of the location including what can be found there and if available, GPS coordinates along with your name so credit for the contribution can be noted.
The easiest way to contribute and possibly the most fun is to find a location that you have just visited or know well in Google Earth. Once located, click on the yellow pushpin icon in the menu bar to add a placemark on the map. Make sure to zoom in close enough to easily identify the location accurately. Once done, right click the pushpin icon on the map and select Save As. Leave the file type as KMZ and save the file. Attach the file created into an e-mail with a full description of the location represented and send it to me at the Rock Picks Mail link listed in the paragraph above.
If your organization or club would like to participate in the project, please send me information about yourselves and I will put a link to your organization in our list of contributors.
We are proud to be an affiliate site of
Rockhound Station 1
This Project began in July of 2007 and to date has had visitors.
Disclaimer: The use of any data provided on this website will be done so "At your own Risk". All information is for Personal Use only. To the best of our knowledge, all locations listed are on Public Lands and open to casual rockhounding unless otherwise noted but this status has been known to change without warning. We have done our best to ensure the accuracy of the information provide but as always, there are no guarantees. Please respect any Private Claims and/or Property which may be in the vicinity of various locations. If the location is on known private property, this will be duly noted with contact information for the property owner provided. If you believe any data is in error, please contact the Webmaster.
This site was last updated 06/23/08
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