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Beautiful Agates

Top agate specimens including Mexican, Lake Superior, and other worldwide types. Publisher of
The Beauty of Banded Agates book.

Art & Photography

David J. Babulski, Artist
Crystal Pocket Studios
Watercolors, Prints, Commissions.

Frederick C. Wilda, Artist
Natures Finest Creations®
Watercolors, Prints, Commissions.

Michael Bainbridge Photography
Avid field collector and professional photographer specializing in Canadian minerals. Web site includes a free specimen gallery.

Scovil Photography, Jeff Scovil
Mineral, Jewelry, Gem, Bead,
and Fossil Photography.

Susan M. Robinson, artist
Minerals, Fossils, Nature.


Friends of Mineralogy
Friends of Mineralogy (FM) supports the collection of mineral specimens and the recognition of the scientific, economic, and aesthetic value of collecting.
National Treasurer Regina Aumente

Mineralogical Society of America
Interested in minerals, crystals, rocks, or natural materials? Visit our Web site for membership, publication, award, and education information and programs.

Geology Departments

Auburn University

Miami University

Government Agencies

United States Geological Survey


AA Mineral Specimens

Supplying high-quality mineral specimens, fossils and fossil replicas, crystals, gemstones, decorative stones and specimen sets sourced worldwide.
TN’s to cabinet specimens. Worldwide with special emphasis on the southeast United States.

Alpine Mineral Company
Kevin Dixon
Fine Mineral Specimens from New and Classic Worldwide Localities; Specializing in Alpine and Gem Pegmatite Minerals.

Barlow Gems
For Designer Cabochons custom cut for the creative jeweler, for all your other rock and mineral needs!

Brice & Christophe Gobin
Worldwide fine specimens. We travel directly to the source: Pakistan, Morocco, Namibia, Congo, China ... and more.

Cascade Scepters
Specializing in high-quality, rare, and the most unusual forms of quartz.

Find unique and unusual mineral specimens, meteorites, fossils, and fine jewelry.
The best selection of Colorado minerals anywhere. Showroom by appointment.

Crystal Classics
We have one of the world’s largest and finest inventories of mineral specimens. Specializing in English Classics.

Offering Minerals, Fossils, and Fluorescent Specimens from Worldwide Locations.

Dakota Matrix Minerals
Fine minerals, rare species, specializing in South Dakota.

Douglass Minerals
Quality, Affordable Worldwide Minerals. Visit EBAY: drdavedouglass

Fabre Minerals
High-Quality Mineral Specimens from around the World.

Frank Daniels Minerals
Museum-quality mineral specimens from locations worldwide. Visit our virtual museum.

Great Basin Minerals
Specializing in Minerals from the Great State of Nevada and from around the world. New finds, commercial recoveries, collecting tours, and buying/appraising collections.

Greenside Minerals
Specializing in the British Isles and Ireland, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and China
Offering exciting rocks, minerals and fossils from all over the world. We have everything from small miniature to large cabinet specimens. You will find items for all collectors priced to fit your budget.

Minerals and Gold for Collectors.

Lehigh Minerals, James McEwen
Fine minerals for beginning and advanced collectors. Weekly auction with approximately 50 specimens per auction.

Lexcel Minerals
Log on! Rock on!

Mineral Movies
3D movies of fine minerals. See minerals in a whole new way!

Mineralogical Research Company
Mineral specimens for display and research, meteorites, books, micromount boxes,
 Mineralogical Record back issues, white cotton-filled boxes, loupes, ultraviolet lamps, stereo microscopes, video microscopes, geiger counters.

OBG International
World-class Minerals for World-class
 Collectors. Quality mineral specimens in
 all sizes and price ranges.

Russ Behnke Mineral Masterpieces
Exemplary Minerals and Gem Crystals.

Spectrum Minerals
Offering cabinet-sized aesthetic minerals in a wide price range. Emphasis on fine crystals on matrix and dramatic color contrast.

Tamarack Mineral Company
Fine Mineral Specimens, Classic Lake Superior Copper District Minerals, Thumbnail to Cabinet-Sized Specimens.

Trafford-Flynn Minerals
Worldwide Mineral Specimens, from Thumbnail to Cabinet Sizes, plus out-of-print books.

Trinity Mineral Co., John Veevaert
Fine Mineral Specimens and the Web’s 1st Auction.

UC Minerals
Your source for fine mineral specimens for all ranges of collecting interests. We have been online since 1997 and specialize in calcite and fluorites. Check out our regular mineral specimen auctions at

Webminerals S.A.S.
Specialized in fine minerals from Italy and the Alps. Thematic sections on Morocco, Pakistan, and Russia. Frequent updates!

Dan & Diana Weinrich
For the finest mineral specimens in all price ranges, classics to new finds. Regular auctions.

Western Minerals
Providing Fine Mineral Specimens Since 1962.

Wright’s Rock Shop
Minerals from Beginner to Master
 Collector with over 20 Galleries.


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;
 1071 Heritage Park Drive, Piggott, AR 72454; 870-598-3228.

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


Science and Policy for Sustainable Development.

Mineralogical Almanac
Mineral Books and Videos from Russia.

Mineralogical Association of Canada
Books for the collector: Encyclopedia of Mineral Names, Glossary of Mineral Synonyms, Mineral Species Discovered in Canada. 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!

Rock & Gem Magazine
Index for current issue of Rock & Gem Magazine, showdate listings, links to resource Web sites and more.

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

Science Activities

Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas.

The Power, The Beauty, The Excitement.


Denver Gem & Mineral Show
September 18–20, 2009. Denver's big one, with 125 dealers and 100 exhibitors, in conjunction with the Colorado Fossil Expo.
Now three shows full of world-class dealers from all over the world: the Westward Look Show in Tucson in February, the Houston Fine Mineral Show in May, and the San Francisco Fine Mineral Show in San Rafael in July. All Friday through Sunday shows, open to the public.

Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

October 9–11, 2009.
Hosted by Michigan Mineralogical Society. Fabulous Museum Exhibits & Collector
Displays Choice Dealers, Lectures, and Demonstrations

Cincinnati Geofair 2010
45th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show
May 1 & 2, 2010

Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs
August 14, 15 & 16 2009
Exhibits, dealers, and more.

Martin Zinn Expositions

Specimen Mining

UK Mining Ventures
Fluorite Specimens from the Rogerley
 Mine, Weardale, England.

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