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Internet Directory for the Earth Sciences

The Rocks & Minerals Internet Directory brings you resources for mineral specimens, equipment, shows, publications, and more! Be a part of the directory, where Rocks & Minerals readers will find useful sites on the World Wide Web.

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Sally Wright Tel: 540.454.6746 E-mail:

Art & Photography

Michael Bainbridge Photography
Mineral specimen photography.

Frederick C. Wilda, Artist Natures Finest Creations®
Featured Exhibitor, East Coast Show, August 2012. Watercolors, prints, commissions.

Susan M. Robinson, artist
Minerals, fossils, nature.

Scovil Photography, Jeff Scovil
Mineral, jewelry, gem, bead, and fossil photography.


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 Carol Smith.

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


Fine Mineral Bases
Providing custom-fit acrylic bases that beautifully and securely display minerals. Our patented laser scanning process gives our clients form fitting bases accurate to within 1/1000 of an inch, without their specimens ever leaving their possession. For more information see our website or call 732-318-6760.

Rock Tumblers and Tumbled Stones
Everything that you need for rock tumbling and tumbled stone crafts. Instructional videos, tumblers, grit, polish, media, rough and over 50 varieties of tumbled stones.

Geology Departments

Auburn University

Miami University

Government Agencies

United States Geological Survey


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

Russ Behnke
161 Sherman Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450-3352; 203-235-5467 (preferred) or 203-631-4567 (cell)
Read my truly free ebook at
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.

The Crystal Mine
Mineral, crystal, and gemstone specimens for the collector.

Dakota Matrix Minerals
Thomas A. Loomis
Dakota Matrix Mineral has been online since 1998 and sells rare and unique mineral specimens.

Douglass Minerals
Quality, affordable worldwide minerals.
Visit eBay: drdavedouglass

Edwards Minerals, LLC

Fabre Minerals
High-quality mineral specimens from around the world.

Fine Minerals International
Providing the finest mineral specimens to the most discerning collectors. We specialize in helping collectors make intelligent choices and develop world-class collections. For more information see our website or call 973-323-2917.

Gold Rush Nuggets
The finest selection of gold nuggets and gold/quartz specimens on the web. Plus monthly contests to win free gold!

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.
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.

Mineral Classics
Dealing in fine minerals and gems for over 35 years.

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.

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.

OBG International
World-class minerals for world-class collectors. Quality mineral specimens in all sizes and price ranges.

Pauli Minerals
Worldwide and rare minerals; mineral auctions.

Christopher J. Stefano Fine Minerals
Specializing in the rare and unusual. Affordable specimens from micromounts to cabinets. Weekly updates and eBay auctions.

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.

Weinrich Minerals, Inc.
For the finest mineral specimens in all price ranges, classics to new finds. Regular auctions.

Western Minerals
Providing fine mineral specimens since 1962.

Wilensky Fine Minerals
Please visit our online gallery to view the finest known examples of aesthetic minerals.

Wright's Rock Shop
Minerals from beginner to master collector with over 80 galleries.

Mineral Tours

Mineral safaris to Namibia and Madagascar; rocks and wildlife!


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.

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.

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


Science and Policy for Sustainable Development

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!

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

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

The Power, The Beauty, The Excitement.


Cincinnati Geofair 2013
48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. May 4 & 5, 2013.

Denver Gem & Mineral Show
September 14–16, 2012. Denver Merchandise Mart. “Copper Minerals.”

Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show
October 12–14, 2012. Hosted by Michigan Mineralogical Society. Fabulous Museum Exhibits & Collector Displays, Choice Dealers, Lectures, and Demonstrations.

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

Martin Zinn Expositions

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

Oceanview Mine
Fun, outdoor adventure, and discovery at a real gem mine in the world-famous Pala district of southern California.

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