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Mindat.org -World’s largest public database of mineral information
Bob’s Rock Shop – Great list of rock hound events
Gem and Mineral Image Collections
Robert M.B. de Jager’s Agate Page (Netherlands)
Metaphysical Mineral Sites
Newsletters and Magazines
Rock&Gem Magazine – Index for current issue of Rock & Gem Magazine, show listings
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 Museum of Mining Chisholm
Science Museum of Minnesota St. Paul
Raptor Ridge Museum Spicer
Headwaters Science Center Bemidji
Weis Earth Science Museum Menasha
The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museum Platteville
Earthaven Museum Gillett
Thomas A. Greene Geological Museum Milwaukee
Black Hills Institute Museum Hill City
A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Houghton
Rock Life 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.
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Show France
The Great San Francisco (and Contra Costa) Crystal Fairs San Francisco, Walnut Creek, California
Rockamania New Mexico
The Crystal Fair Home Page California
Carnegie Museum of Natural History Gem and Mineral Show Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Mobile Rock & Gem Society Annual Gem Show Mobile, Alabama
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.
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
Mineral Science for Educators
Various Rockhound Pages
Berthold’s Mineralien-Seiten (German Language)
Minnesota Lapidary Supply Princeton
Clubs & Societies
Mineralogical Society of Arizona Phoenix
Old Pueblo Lapidary Club Tucson, Arizona
Roseville Rock Rollers Roseville, California
Willamette Valley Miners Club Salem, Oregon
Mineral Collector’s Page Mineralogy Club of Antwerp, Belgium
Miami Valley Mineral and Gem Club Fairborn, Ohio
Arlington Gem and Mineral Club Arlington, Texas
Victoria Lapidary and Mineral Society Victoria, B.C., Canada
El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society California
Mobile Rock & Gem Society Mobile, Alabama
Wisconsin Geological Society West Allis, Wisconsin