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Agates

Beautiful Agates
Top agate specimens including Mexican, Lake Superior, and other worldwide types. Publisher of The Beauty of Banded Agates book.
www.beautifulagates.com
agatemike@msn.com

Art & Photography

David J. Babulski, Artist Crystal Pocket Studios
Watercolors, prints, commisions.
www.crystalpocketstudios.com
d.babulski@comcast.net

Michael Bainbridge Photography
Mineral specimen photography.
mjb@theoccurrence.ca
www.theoccurrence.ca

Frederick C. Wilda, Artist Natures Finest Creations®
Watercolors, prints, commissions.
www.naturesfinestcreations.com
info@naturesfinestcreations.com

Susan M. Robinson, artist
Minerals, fossils, nature.
susanmrobinson@hotmail.com

Scovil Photography, Jeff Scovil
Mineral, jewelry, gem, bead, and fossil photography.
www.scovilphoto.com
jeffscovil@earthlink.net

Mike Woodward Photography
Photography of rare stones and fossils for home decor, using a technical copy setup, 103 megapixel and cross polarized lighting.
MikeWoodwardPhotography.com
Mike.City@GTE.Net

Associations

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.
www.friendsofmineralogy.org
raumente@aol.com

Mineralogical Society of America
Interested in minerals, crystals, rocks, or natural materials? Visit our Website for membership, publication, award, and education information and programs.
www.minsocam.org
business@minsocam.org

Equipment

Meiji Techno America
A complete line of high-quality stereo and compound microscopes, including: Incident and transmitted metallurgical and polarizing microscopes, research and general purpose stereo microscopes.
www.meijitechno.com
sales@meijitechno.com

Paleo Tools
Provides pneumatic tools for fossil and mineral preparation, from intricate work to large matrix removal.
www.paleotools.com

Geology Departments

Auburn University
www.auburn.edu/academic/science_math/geology/docs/
cookrob@mail.auburn.edu

Miami University
www.cas.muohio.edu/~rakovajf

Government Agencies

United States Geological Survey
www.usgs.gov

Minerals

AA Mineral Specimens
Supplying high-quality mineral specimens, fossils and fossil replicas, crystals, gemstones, decorative stones and specimen sets sourced worldwide.
www.aamineralspecimens.com
info@aamineralspecimens.com

Barlow Gems
For designer Cabochons custom cut for the creative jeweler, www.oakrocks.net for all your other rock and mineral needs!
www.barlowsgems.net
barlowgems@msn.com

Russ Behnke
161 Sherman Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450-3352; 203-235-5467 (preferred) or 203-631-4567 (cell)
www.russbehnke.com
russbehnke@yahoo.com
Read my truly free ebook at www.russbehnke.com/book.html

Cascade Scepters
Specializing in high-quality, rare, and the most unusual forms of quartz.
www.cascadescepters.com
scepterguy@cascadescepters.com

ChroLithix
Find unique and unusual mineral specimens, meteorites, fossils, and fine jewelry.
www.chrolithix.com
dave@chrolithix.com
ColoradoMinerals.com

The best selection of Colorado minerals anywhere. Showroom by appointment.
www.coloradominerals.com
robert@coloradominerals.com

Crystal Classics
We have one of the world's largest and finest inventories of mineral specimens. Specializing in English classics.
www.CrystalClassics.co.uk
orders@crystalclassics.co.uk

The Crystal Mine
Mineral, crystal, and gemstone specimens for the collector.
www.crystal-mine.com
jcrowley@crystal-mine.com

Cyberocks
Offering minerals, fossils, and fluorescent specimens from worldwide locations.
www.cyberocks.com
steven@cyberocks.com

Frank Daniels Minerals
Museum-quality mineral specimens from locations worldwide. Visit our virtual museum.
www.frankdanielsminerals.com
minerals@frankdanielsminerals.com

Douglass Minerals
Quality, affordable worldwide minerals.
Visit EBAY: drdavedouglass
www.douglassminerals.com
douglassminerals@aol.com

Edwards Minerals, LLC
info@edwardsminerals.com
www.edwardsminerals.com

Fabre Minerals
High-quality mineral specimens from around the world.
www.fabreminerals.com
www.minerales.info
www.mineral-forum.com

Brice & Christophe Gobin
Worldwide fine specimens. We travel directly to the source: Pakistan, Morocco, Namibia, Congo, China … and more.
www.mineralsweb.com
gobin@club-internet.fr

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.
www.greatbasinminerals.com
scottkleine@greatbasinminerals.com
KatyRockShop.com

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.
www.katyrockshop.com
katyrs09@yahoo.com

Kristalle
Minerals and gold for collectors.
www.kristalle.com
leicht@kristalle.com

Lehigh Minerals, James McEwen
Fine minerals for beginning and advanced collectors. Weekly auction with approximately 50 specimens per auction.
www.lehighmineralauction.com
www.lehighminerals.com
jim@lehighminerals.com

Mineral Classics
Dealing in fine minerals and gems for over 35 years.
www.minclassics.com
brian@minclassics.com

Mineral Movies
3D movies of fine minerals. See minerals in a whole new way!
www.mineralmovies.com
jeff@mineralmovies.com

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.
www.minresco.com
xtls@minresco.com

Minerals Unlimited
Supplying mineral and rock specimens from worldwide localities, both rare and common varieties. We are a UVP ultra-violet lamp dealer. Generally open 8 A.M. to 2 P.M., Thursday'Monday. Thank you for your patience with the usual delays! PO Box 877, Ridgecrest, CA 93556-0877, USA, Phone 760-375-5279; Fax 760-375-2300.
www.mineralsunlimited.com
wendi@mineralsunlimited.com

OBG International
World-class minerals for world-class collectors. Quality mineral specimens in all sizes and price ranges.
www.obgrocks.com
corson@infodyn.com

Pauli Minerals
Worldwide and rare minerals; mineral auctions.
www.mineralspauli.com
pauli@mineralspauli.com

Silicon Mountain
Every computer chip in the world is made using Spruce Pine Quartz. Collector's item. Only available here.
www.SiliconMountainStore.com
siliconmountain@gmail.com

Tamarack Mineral Company
Fine Mineral Specimens, Classic Lake Superior Copper District minerals, thumbnail to cabinet-sized specimens.
www.tamarackminerals.com
swhelan@tamarackminerals.com

Trafford-Flynn Minerals
Worldwide mineral specimens, from thumbnail to cabinet sizes, plus out-of-print books.
www.trafford-flynn.com
info@trafford-flynn.com

Trinity Mineral Co., John Veevaert
Fine mineral specimens and the Web's 1st auction.
www.trinityminerals.com
john@trinityminerals.com

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.
www.ucminerals.com
rick@ucminerals.com

Weinrich Minerals, Inc.
For the finest mineral specimens in all price ranges, classics to new finds. Regular auctions.
www.weinrichmineralsinc.com
danweinrich@charter.net

Western Minerals
Providing fine mineral specimens since 1962.
www.westernmineralsaz.com
schlepp@wmtucson.com

Wilensky Fine Minerals
Please visit our online gallery to view the finest known examples of aesthetic minerals.
stuwil@aol.com
www.wilenskyminerals.com

Wright's Rock Shop
Minerals from beginner to master collector with over 80 galleries.
www.wrightsrockshop.com
wrightsr@ipa.net

Museums

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems.
www.carnegiemnh.org/minerals/programs.html
wilsonm@carnegiemnh.org

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.
www.pfeifferfoundation.com
pfeifferfnd@centurytel.net

New Mexico Socorro Museum
Worldwide exhibit and research collections specializing in minerals of New Mexico, southwestern U.S., and Mexico.
wwlueth@nmt.edu
geoinfo.nmt.edu/museum

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 international minerals and gems, mining, and geology; 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120; 770-606-5700. Executive Director: Jose Santamaria.
www.tellusmuseum.org
joses@tellusmuseum.org

Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto)
Department of Earth Sciences New Dynamic Earth Gallery.
www.rom.on.ca

Publications

Mineralogical Almanac
Mineral books and videos from Russia.
www.minbook.com
minbooks@online.ru

Mineralogical Association of Canada
Books for the collector: Encyclopedia of Mineral Names, Geology of Gem Deposits, Pegmatites by David London. Become a member and receive The Canadian Mineralogist and Elements.
www.mineralogicalassociation.ca
office@mineralogicalassociation.ca

Mineral News
A monthly newsletter for mineral collectors dedicated to descriptive mineralogy and new specimen discoveries!
www.mineralnews.com
news@excaliburmineral.com

Rock & Gem Magazine
Index for current issue of Rock & Gem Magazine, showdate listings, links to resource Websites and more.
www.rockngem.com

Rocks & Minerals Magazine
The magazine for everyone interested in minerals, rocks, and fossils.
www.rocksandminerals.org
rocksandminerals@fuse.net

Weatherwise
The Power, The Beauty, The Excitement.
www.weatherwise.org

Shows

Cincinnati Geofair 2011
45th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. May 7 & 8, 2011.
www.geofair.com
tehuizing@fuse.net

Denver Gem & Mineral Show
September 16–18, 2011. Denver's big one, with 125 dealers and 100 exhibitors, in conjunction with the Colorado Fossil Expo.
www.denvermineralshow.com
bobl@denvermineralshow.com
glowrock@netscape.net
FineMineralShow.com

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.
www.finemineralshow.com
dave@finemineralshow.com

Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show
October 14–16, 2011. Hosted by Michigan Mineralogical Society. Fabulous Museum Exhibits & Collector Displays, Choice Dealers, Lectures, and Demonstrations.
www.michmin.org
briarhillwerner@comcast.net

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™
World's largest mineral, gem and jewelry show held the second weekend of February at the Tucson Convention Center.
www.tgms.org
show@tgms.org

Martin Zinn Expositions
www.mzexpos.com
mz0955@aol.com

Specimen Mining


Crystal Grove Diamond Mine & Campground

Hunt for Herkimer “diamonds” in beautiful upstate New York, camp next door. Open mid-April through mid-October. 1-800-579-3426
www.crystalgrove.com
fun@crystalgrove.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

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