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Rockhounds from novice to expert seeking agate, opal, jasper, and malachite, or searching for petrified wood and fossils, are likely to unearth these treasures in Nevada. Sparsely populated with millions of acres of accessible public lands, Nevada holds geologic wonders. The state's 94 best rockhounding sites are featured in this well-researched guidebook. Includes a list of museums of special geologic interest.    

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Photos of the Success Loop Scenic Drive

The Success Loop Scenic Drive is located to the east of Ely, NV. This enjoyable scenic drive crosses a valley in the shadow of the Schell Creek Range before beginning a twisty climb across Success Summit. The road then drops down toward the Steptoe Valley and passes beautiful Cave Lake State Park.

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Photos of the Success Loop Scenic Drive

Aspen Trees on the Success Loop Drive The Beginning of the Drive Near McGill, NV Bird Creek

Bird Creek Recreation Area Elk On The Road Peaks of the Schell Creek Range

Peaks of the Schell Creek Range #2 Peaks of the Schell Creek Range #3 Peaks of the Schell Creek Range #4

Peaks of the Schell Creek Range #5 Peaks of the Schell Creek Range #6 Side Canyon Off the Scenic Drive

River Crossing in Side Canyon Schell Creek Range Seen in Side Canyon Another River Crossing in the Side Canyon

Near Success Summit Southern Side of Success Summit #1 Southern Side of Success Summit #2

Lower Elevations on the Southern Side Success Summit The Windy Plateau of Success Summit

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