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 rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, "A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1" covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.
In Gems of a Lifetime, Barbara Patton Unger shares 'gems' of light that she has mined in her life. Her metaphor of Gemstones for these illuminations points to a glorious and loving God.She focuses on the precious jewels of light discovered from growing up in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri and gives voice to Oracles of Wisdom gained through, and sometimes in spite of, religious affiliation. She then honors the greatest light of all - the essence of the divine within us. She shows God's goodness IS 'OUR' glory; and these "gemstones" point us to our own days of Heaven on Earth. Awakened to the truth of our "spiritual DNA," she presents her treasures to help others recognize how, even in the midst of sorrows, God can enrich their lives if they look for, value and mine their own sparkling gems.
MacGregor Stone, a powerful magnate in the pharmaceutical industry, now lies helpless in a hospital bed at the mercy of an incurable disease. It was an unimaginable condition for a man like him and a daunting experience for his wife, Lenore. Despite his life slipping away from him, Mac still has in his grasp a means to preserve the lives of many-including his own. An astounding new discovery is made at Stone Labs, a discovery that would change the face of the industry and of the world forever. But when Mac finds out what lies ahead of him, will he be powerful enough to pay the price? Or will he readily watch his own life rapidly crumble before him?
Lyrical Gemstones is a collection of Charles Bailey's most poignant work since 2006. His words convey his unique and often risque views on love, life, sex, and himself. The collection is comprised of nine of his ten series of poetic masterpieces. These words are a lifetime labor of love for him, also well received by his friends, admirers and loved ones. These words are not for the faint of heart; read them at the risk of loving them.
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