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40 Common Minerals - Tungsten, Silver, Feldspar & more!
Mineralogy 4 Kids Mineralogical Society of America's Mineralogy 4 Kids Rockin Internet Site. The BEST Place to Learn about Rocks and Minerals.
40 Common Minerals & Their Uses A list of the most commonly used minerals.
Rocks and Minerals A great page for teaching kids about geology (igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, minerals, etc...).
The Rock Food Table
Mindat.org "Mindat.org is the largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet. This site contains worldwide data on minerals, mineral collecting, mineral localities and other mineralogical information." There is a Message Board available for mineral identification help.
Mineralogy Database This mineral database contains thousands of individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library. Mineral data for individual species are linked to mineral tables by crystallography, crystal structures, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Dana's New classification, Strunz classification, mineral specimen images, and alphabetical listings of mineral species. There also are extensive links to other external sources of mineral data and information.
IMA Database of Mineral Properties Created and maintained by the RRUFF Project in partnership with the IMA.
Handbook of Mineralogy The Handbook of Mineralogy series is a Five Volume set available as a free download in PDF format (3,735 searchable PDFs).
Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery Describes over 600 mineral species (and varieties) and more than 5000 specimens together with several ways of accessing these descriptions. The descriptions include searchable mineralogical data, plus other information of interest to students and rockhounds. This site displays thousands of images of previously sold mineral specimens as a service to rockhounds, students and educators (not merely minerals currently for sale).
Online Mineral Museum Browse or Search (by Species, Locality, Group) over 62,000 Photos of 30,000 Specimens.
The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom A free, interactive, educational guide to rocks, minerals and gemstones. Extensive information has been researched and categorized; a complete, comprehensive reference. The content is geared for both amateurs and experts.
Mineral Information Finder Lots of great information about rocks, minerals, history and mining.
YupRocks.com Dedicated to providing quality, high-resolution rock pictures and mineral pictures. The main focus is to provide information in the form of photography that allow visitors to better equip themselves for field identification of rock and mineral specimens.
Bob's Rock Shop "The Internet's First 'Zine for Rockhounds".
rockhounds @ drizzle.com A mailing list for rock and gem collectors.
Fabre Minerals Forum Minerals Forum, discussion and message board.
MineralTown.com A portal site with articles, reports, trade zone, photos & collector information as well as a chat forum, own search engine and directory of web sites about minerals.
McRocks Field Trip Reports, Message Board, How to, Resources, and more.
Rock Tumbling Hobby Website For beginner and experienced rock tumbling enthusiasts. Message Board
Nugget Shooter Forums Metal Detecting for gold, meteors, precious metals. Rock and Mineral Forum.
Metal Detecting: A Complete Guide for Beginners.
A Guide to Metal Detecting for Beginners.
Freeware: Mineral Database Developed by Carles Millan, mineral collector and software engineer.
"Lewis and Clark: Rockhounding on the Way to the Pacific" Free Download- a traveler's guide to the rocks, minerals, and fossils along the Lewis and Clark Trail.
Free Gemology Course Presented by Barbara Smigel, PhD, GG. A no-cost, no credit version of the internet course that she teaches at Community College of Southern Nevada (CCSN), where she’s an Emeritus Professor.
Mineral Information Institute Provides information and materials to teachers and students that result in an understanding that mineral and energy resources are essential to society.
Texas State Minerals Information: Cement (portland); Clay; Granite; Graphite; Gypsum; Helium; Iron Ore; Limestone; Magnesium Metal; Natural Gas; Petroleum; Salt; Sand & Gravel (construction); Silver; Stone (crushed); Sulfur; Talc; and Uranium.
Mineral Collecting .org Informational non-commercial site about minerals and mineral collecting. Offers images, articles, literature, exchanges, forums, directories, message board.
How to Identify Fossil (Petrified) Wood Article
C & M's Petrified Wood & More Hand Crafted one of a kind items made with Petrified Wood (Fossil Trees) & Other Stones.
X-Ray Diffraction Service Affordable X-Ray Diffraction Service for the identification of minerals.
Tips for Cleaning Minerals
Oxy Rocks The Gem and Mineral Cleaner Concentrate.
Advice for Beginning Mineral Collectors.
More Advice for Mineral Collectors.
Shannon and Son' s Minerals Geo Tac mounting putty, display bases, and more.
Jule-Art, Inc. A complete selection of acrylic stands for mineral and fossil displays, mounting putty and much, much more.
Sylmar Displays Display stands, lighted displays, egg stands, easels, display boxes, caliper stands, display bases, Riker mounts, bowl easels, risers, light boxes, perky boxes, display domes, and more.
The Vug The portal to all things rock & mineral on the web.
Rock & Gem Magazine "Since 1971, Rock & Gem has been the leading magazine for the lapidary and mineral hobbyist. Not a trade journal and not a scientific dissertation, it speaks to the average rockhound, providing just the right blend of entertainment and satisfying information. Armchair hobbyists and diehard diggers alike will find something to enjoy in each issue."
Rocks & Minerals Magazine "Amateurs as well as professional scientists delight in and pore over Rocks & Minerals, which has published articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector, microminerals, and current geologic events. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities appear periodically, as do special theme issues. Spectacular color photographs appear throughout each issue. Rocks & Minerals works with the Mineralogical Society of America to promote cooperation between collectors and professional mineralogists."
The Mineralogical Record "The Mineral Collector's Knowledge Base".
UnEarthed Tees Looking for geology themed t-shirts that really rock? If so, you've hit pay dirt!
Natures Finest Creations Galleries The work of Frederick Wilda. All of the paintings are water color based mixed media. Specimens or combinations of specimens are used to illustrate each painting. The objective is to capture the beauty of each mineral. Most of the paintings presented here have limited edition (25, 50, or 100) prints available.
The Friends of Mineralogy The Friends of Mineralogy (FM), operates on a national level and also through regional chapters. It is open to membership by all. FM's objectives are to promote, support, protect and expand the collection of mineral specimens and to further the recognition of the scientific, economic and aesthetic value of minerals and collecting mineral specimens.
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
American Lands Access Association
South Central Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Houston Gem & Mineral Society
Pine Country Gem and Mineral Society