This book is sure to get you out onto the back roads and up to your knees in sand and rocks looking for hidden gems. Appealing to the strike-it-rich spirit in all of us, this guide will inspire you to grab a pick and a pan and hit the dirt. Highlighting the best southern British Columbia has to offer, detailed text describes where to go and what to look for at numerous collecting area. The author calls upon years of experience to offer readers invaluable information, easy-to-follow directional and helpful hints. The book is split into nine sections that cover regions containing a variety of specimens. These regions could be explored over a weekend or for a week. Maps for each site lead you to prime locations for gems, minerals and fossils. Black and white photos throughout the guide aid in the identification of the correct turnoffs, collecting areas and campgrounds. This thorough, yet concise, volume is an outstanding source of old and new sites.