Gem Trails of British Columbia is certain to get you to pick up a shovel and pan and get out to the backcountry and up to your knees in sand and rocks looking for gems, minerals and fossils. Covering ten regions, this updated and expanded guide will appeal to both novice and experienced rockhounds. It includes detailed descriptions including what to look for in each area, color photos, maps and collecting tips. Author Cam Bacon calls upon years of experience to offer readers invaluable information, easy-to-follow directions and many helpful hints, including a complete list of rock clubs and contacts, which will assist in planning week or weekend trips. Thorough, yet concise, this slim volume is an outstanding source of old and new sites, and is perfect for the backpack of outdoor lovers ready to unearth treasures and adventure throughout the province's beautiful back roads.