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Top Sites

Mindat.org -World’s largest public database of mineral information

Bob’s Rock Shop – Great list of rock hound events

Mineralogical Society of America

The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

Fluorescent Mineral Society

United States Geological Survey

Jeff Scovil Mineral Photography

Gem and Mineral Image Collections

The Agate Page – University of Nebraska

Kato’s Homepage

Ken’s Fluorescent Minerals

Minerals Under the Microscope


Scott Whittemore’s Micro Images

Agates with Inclusions

Achate-Schwarzwald (Netherlands)

Robert M.B. de Jager’s Agate Page (Netherlands)

Mountainbuilder Rocks and Minerals

Only Petrified Wood

Rare Copper Country Specimens

Corky’s Rocks

John Betts mineral photos

Noel’s Mineral Page

Steve and Clara Smale Collection

Delta Bravo Emeralds

The Sunnywood Collection


Tozour Family’s Fluorescent Rocks


Molecular Expressions Precious Gems and Metals Photomicrograph Collection

New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources

Science Displays at Goshen College

The Image

Steve’s Home Page


A Guide to the Orders of Trilobites


Fossil News – Journal of Amateur Paleontology

Links for Paleobotanists

The Virtual Silurian Reef

Dutch Paleontology WebSite

Falls of the Ohio State Park

Rik Hill’s Paleontology Page

Steve’s Fossil Shark Teeth

The Trilobite Showcase

Paleontological Exhibit

Itano Family Fossil Collection

University of California Museum of Paleontology

Museum of Natural History Fossil Collection at Wayne State University

Dino Russ’s Lair

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Field Adventures in Paleontology

Western Interior Paleontological Society

The Cycad Society

Allison’s Stegosaurus Site

Plant Fossils of West Virginia


Welcome to the World of Amber

Fossil Beach

Metaphysical Mineral Sites

African Rock and Crystal Company

Crystal Heaven Mining Company

Majestic Quartz

Gem Light Evaluation Company


Croftlands Crystals

Ancient Photographic Developments from Small Stone Artifacts

Sun Angel Gemstone Glossary

Gemstones and Vibrational Healing


Signature Stones

Ancient Astrological Gemstones & Talismans

Crystal Light Studios

Mystic Merchant

Whispered Prayers

Newsletters and Magazines

The Canadian Rockhound

The Eclectic Lapidary

Amercian Mineralogist

The Western Canadian Gemstone Newsletter



European Journal of Mineralogy

Rock&Gem MagazineIndex for current issue of Rock & Gem Magazine, show listings

The Mineralogical Record

Rocks & Minerals Magazine

The Australian Journal of Mineralogy

Lapidary Journal

LR Ream Publishing


Meteorite! Magazine


Environment– Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
Lapis = Leading European, monthly mineral magazine & bookstore (over 500 titles online!)
Mineralogical Almanac – Mineral books and videos from Russia.

Mineralogical Association of Canada– Books for the collector: Geology of Gem Deposits, Pegmatites, Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section. Become a member and receive The Canadian Mineralogist and Elements.
Mineral News– A monthly newsletter for mineral collectors dedicated to descriptive mineralogy and new specimen discoveries!

Rocks & Minerals Magazine
The magazine for everyone interested in minerals, rocks, and fossils.

Minnesota Sites

Minnesota Geologic Survey UofM

University of Minnesota Mineral Collection

Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources Recreational Geology

Teaching Inquiry-based Minnesota Earth Science

U of M Department of Earth Sciences

UMD Swenson College of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Minnesota DNR Minerals Facts and Figures

Minnesota Museum of Mining Chisholm

Moose Lake State Park

Science Museum of Minnesota St. Paul

Sudan Underground Mine State Park

Raptor Ridge Museum Spicer

Headwaters Science Center Bemidji


U of W Madison Geology Museum

Weis Earth Science Museum Menasha

The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museum Platteville

Milwaukee Public Museum Geology Collection

Earthaven Museum Gillett

Thomas A. Greene Geological Museum Milwaukee

Minerals of Wisconsin Database

South Dakota

Black Hills Institute Museum Hill City

South Dakota School of Mines Museum of Geology Rapid City


A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Houghton

Rock Life Cycle

Learner.org Interactive Rockcycle

Learner.org Interactive Diagram

Wikipedia.org Rock Cycle

Classzone.com earth science

Southernkings rockcycle

Phschool.com active art rock cycle

Teachersdomain.org Rock Cycle

Carleton.edu visualizations rock cycle

Rock and Mineral Shows

Tucson Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show World’s largest mineral, gem and jewelry show held the second weekend of February at the Tucson Convention Center.

Denver Gem and Mineral Show

Oregon Madras Pow Wow

Prinville Oregon Pow Wow

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Show France

Martin Zinn Expositions

The Great San Francisco (and Contra Costa) Crystal Fairs San Francisco, Walnut Creek, California

Gem Faire

Rockamania New Mexico

The Crystal Fair Home Page California

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Gem and Mineral Show Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show and I.D. Day

Mobile Rock & Gem Society Annual Gem Show Mobile, Alabama


Rockhound Museums

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems.
Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Foundation Museum
World-class mineral collection; Keokuk, Iowa, geodes; Native American artifacts;

New Mexico Socorro Museum
Worldwide exhibit and research collections specializing in minerals of New Mexico, southwestern U.S., and Mexico.

Tellus Science Museum
Tellus Science museum features galleries on minerals, dinosaurs, transportation, and hands-on science. The Weinman Mineral Gallery is of special interest to mineral collectors, with exhibits on Georgia and

Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto)
Department of Earth Sciences New Dynamic Earth Gallery.

University of Arizona Mineral Museum

Arizona Mineral and Mining Museum

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

LA County Museum of Natural History – Mineral Sciences Section

LA County Museum of Natural History – Gem and Mineral Council

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Proctor Museum of Natural Science

The Society of Mineral Museum Professionals

William Weinman Mineral Museum

The Crystal Caves

Clausthal Mineral Collection

Mineralogy and Petrology Section of the Museum of Victoria

Hunterian Museum Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones

Museum of Mineralogy – Ecole des mines, Paris

Virtual Museum of Geology

Mineral Dealers

Barlow Gems
Russ Behnke


Crystal Classics

The Crystal Mine

Douglass Minerals
Edwards Minerals, LLC

Fabre Minerals

Fine Minerals International

Gold Rush Nuggets

Great Basin Minerals


Lehigh Minerals

Mineral Classics

Mineral Movies

Mineralogical Research Company

Minerals Unlimited

OBG International

Pauli Minerals

Silicon Mountain

UC Minerals

Weinrich Minerals, Inc.
Western Minerals

Wilensky Fine Minerals

Wright’s Rock Shop

Mineral Photography

Jeff Scovil

Mineral Links

Mineral Education Coalition has many helpful topics for teachers

Minerals Information is a service of the USGS with economic data

Minerals for Kids  helps kids identify minerals vs rocks

Web Minerals  has detailed mineral analysis


Periodic Table Links

Webelements.com: Explore key information about the chemical elements with interactive periodic table

Ptable.com: Technical periodic table

Periodictable.com: Stunning visual periodic table with examples of each element

Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE) feature lots of interactive science and math activities


Mineral Collecting Pay Sites

Richardson Rock Ranch

Franklin & Sterling Hills New Jersey

Mineral Science for Educators

National Association of Geoscience Teachers Home Page

RockWare Earth Science Software

Discovery Miner


Athena Mineralogy

Illustrated Glossary of Geologic Terms

Periodic Table of the Elements

Earth Science Week

Geoscience Industries

Systematik in der Mineralogie – MatIdent

Geo 347K Online – University of Texas at Austin

Dr Bill Cordua’s Home Page

Scince Mall – USA

Geo&Soft International

Rockman’s Trading Post

Diamond Dan Publications

Adamas Geological Laboratory and Adamas Advantage Software Products

GeoScience: K-12 Resources

Crystal Growing Guide

Jensan Scientific

Crystallographic Information and Sources

Aleph Mineralogy Software

Skarns and Skarn Deposits

Study of Metal Sulfide Mineral Surfaces Using Electrochemical Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

University of Wisconsin-Madison ‘Gems and Precious Stones’ On-line Class

Testing Hardness of a Mineral

Mineral Services Geoscience Software

Mineralogy Database

Earth Science


University of Arizona Department of Geosciences

Welcome to the Institute of Mineralogy, University of W�rzburg

Guy Hammer’s Home Page

Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World

Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Sheffield

Scott’s Earth Science Site of the Week

Geology Links

NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography & Geochemical Database

International Marine Minerals Society

Websurfer’s Weekly Earth Sciences Review

Geological Features of the Mid-Atlantic Region (USA)

Geology of Iceland

Geology of the Kimberley, Australia

Various Rockhound Pages

Agate Lexicon

MinMax Mineral Information System

Agate Lexicon

The Rock Food Table

Minerals from India

Mineral Specimens from the Collection of Albert M. Hines

Alkali-Nuts (Mont Saint-Hilaire)

Kristalle (German Languange)

Rockhounding Arkansas

Wyoming Rockhounding Adventures

Rocks for Kids

Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce

Mineral and Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic Region USA

Minerals of Scotland

Uranium Ore!

Iranian Agate Page of Maziar Nazari.


David JEGOU’s Home Page

The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom

Berthold’s Mineralien-Seiten (German Language)

Berry Gem Mine

Casey’s Rockhound Page

Kreigh’s Web Resources Collection for Rockhounds

Billy Bob Tompkins’ Home Page

Amber Home

The Rock Gallery

Ouachita – Ozark National Forests Web Page

New Zealand Ruby Rock

Fossils of the Roanoke Valley

Jacobs Ruby Mine

International Micromineral and Thumbnail Exchange

The Norwegian Rock & Mineral Guide

Gem and Mineral WebRing

Collecting Colorado Rocks and Minerals


Rob’s Granite Page

Gems, Rocks & Minerals

Adamn’s Mineral Page



Minnesota Lapidary Supply Princeton

Clubs & Societies

Friends of Mineralogy

American Geological Institute

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Cuyuna Gem, Rock and Mineral Society

Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies

Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Arizona Geological Society

Mineralogical Society of Arizona Phoenix

Old Pueblo Lapidary Club Tucson, Arizona

The Australian Mineral Collector

International Calcite Collectors Association

Roseville Rock Rollers Roseville, California

Willamette Valley Miners Club Salem, Oregon

Southern California Micro-Mineralogists

Northwest Geological Society

Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Mineral Collector’s Page Mineralogy Club of Antwerp, Belgium

New Zealand Micro-Mineral Club

Dutch Lapidarist Society

Geopolis France

Miami Valley Mineral and Gem Club Fairborn, Ohio

Central Texas Gem and Mineral Society

Arlington Gem and Mineral Club Arlington, Texas

Victoria Lapidary and Mineral Society Victoria, B.C., Canada

El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society California

Convair Rockhound Association of San Diego

Tuscarora Lapidary Society

The Ventura Gem & Mineral Society

The Lowcountry Gem & Mineral Society

Piacenza Mineralogical and Paleontological Club

Everett Rock & Gem Club

The Australian Mineral Collector

Lincoln Orbit Earth Sciece Society

Evansville Lapidary Society

New Mexico Rock Club Links

Junior Rockhounds of the Evansville Lapidary Society

Minerals from Spain

The Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society

Association Franaise de Micro-Minralogie

Mineralogical Society of Southern California

Mobile Rock & Gem Society Mobile, Alabama

Wisconsin Geological Society West Allis, Wisconsin

Geologic Surveys

United States Geological Survey

Alabama Geological Survey

Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys

Arizona Geological Survey

Arkansas Geological Commission

California Bureau of Land Management

Colorado Geological Survey

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Delaware State Geological Survey

Florida Geological Survey

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Idaho Geological Survey

Illinois State Geological Survey

Indiana State Geological Survey

Iowa Geological Survey

Kansas Geological Survey

Kentucky Geological Survey

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Maine Bureau of Geology and Natural Areas

Maryland Geological Survey

Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs

Michigan Geological Survey

Minnesota Geological Survey

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality – Office of Geology

Missouri Department of Natural Resources – Division of Geology and Land Survey

Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

New Jersey State Geological Survey

New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources

New York State Geological Survey

North Carolina Geological Survey

North Dakota Geological Survey

Ohio Geological Survey

Oklahoma Geological Survey

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geological Survey

Rhode Island Geological Survey

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

South Dakota Geological Survey

Tennessee Division of Geology

Texas Bureau of Economic Geology

Utah Geological Survey

Vermont Geological Survey

Virginia Division of Mineral Resources

Washington Department of Natural Resources – Division of Geology and Earth Resources

West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey

Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Wyoming State Geological Survey

Geological Survey of Brazil

Australian Geological Survey Organisation

Natural Resources Canada

Geological Survey of Japan

Geological Survey of the Czech Republic

Geological Survey of Denmark

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