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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.

To be included in this listing contact:

Sally Wright Tel: 540.454.6746 E-mail: wrightsallyb@gmail.com Rates: www.rocksandminerals.org

Art & Photography

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

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

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 Carol Smith.
www.friendsofmineralogy.org
smith72@comcast.net

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

wFine 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.
www.FineMineralBases.com
info@FineMineralBases.com

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.
RockTumbler.com
questions@rocktumbler.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

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

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

Dakota Matrix Minerals Thomas A. Loomis
Dakota Matrix Mineral has been online since 1998 and sells rare and unique mineral specimens.
www.dakotamatrix.com
dakotamatrix@gmail.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

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.
www.FineMineral.com
info@FineMineral.com

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

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

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

Christopher J. Stefano Fine Minerals
Specializing in the rare and unusual. Affordable specimens from micromounts to cabinets. Weekly updates and eBay auctions.
www.stefanominerals.com
chris@stefanominerals.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.netxs

Mineral Tours

Geodite
Mineral safaris to Namibia and Madagascar; rocks and wildlife!
www.geodite.com
doug@geodite.com

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

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Displays some 3,000 meteorites and minerals from the vast collections of the Harvard Mineralogical Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
www.hmnh.harvard.edu

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

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

Environment
Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
www.environmentmagazine.org

Lapis
Leading European, monthly mineral magazine & bookstore (over 500 titles online!)
www.lapis.de
lapis@lapis.de

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

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.
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

Taylor & Francis
www.tandfonline.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 2013
48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. May 4 & 5, 2013.
www.geofair.com
tehuizing@fuse.net

Denver Gem & Mineral Show
September 13–15, 2013. Denver Merchandise Mart. “Tourmaline.”
www.denvermineralshow.com
bobl@denvermineralshow.com

Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show
October 11–13, 2013. 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

Oceanview Mine
Fun, outdoor adventure, and discovery at a real gem mine in the world-famous Pala district of southern California.
www.digforgems.com
freespool1@cox.net

 

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