Geology

A Field Guide to Fossils by W. Scott Persons IV

A Field Guide to Gemstones of the Pacific Northwest by Rick Hudson

A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone and Mineral Sites of British Columbia Vol. 1 by 1999 by Rick Hudson. Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rock hounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy. Covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.

A Field Guide to the Identification of Pebbles by Eileen Van der Flier-Keller

A Field Guide to the Rocks and Minerals of Texada Island, British Columbia. By Amanda Martinson,. Self-published, 2009. ISBN 978-1-926626-54-3 Coloured illustrations and maps, descriptions of sites of interest and tips for rock hounds. Includes a special section on the metaphysical properties of mineral combinations and vortex sites pages 134-183.

Geology of Southern Vancouver Island by Chris Yorath. 2005. revised edition Madiera Park: Harbour Publishing. This book is tailor-made for the keen amateur geologist wishing to learn more about geology and apply it to a particular landscape with which he or she is familiar or can readily relate to.”Jeremy McCall, BC Naturalist

West Coast Fossils A Guide to the Ancient Life of Vancouver Island by Rolf Ludvigsen & Graham Beard Harbour Publishing ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-179-2 A decade ago, a nearly complete elasmosaur skeleton was found near Courtenay on Vancouver Island, in rocks dating from 80 million years ago, and it caused a sensation. Finds like this remind us that British Columbia is home to some of the richest marine fossil beds in the world, most of them on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands which lie along the geographically active “ring of fire” encircling the Pacific Ocean.
Written by two leading paleontologists, this concise and authoritative guide introduces fossils from the area, from delicate insect wings to razor-sharp shark teeth to coiled ammonites the size of truck tires, each of which was once a living part of an ancient ecosystem.
The book includes maps, charts and more than 200 fossil photographs, as well as information for locating, collecting, studying, photographing and preserving fossils, and notes on the ethics of fossil collecting.





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