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Internet Directory for the Earth Sciences

Art & Photography

Dr. David J. Babulski — Artist Crystal Pocket Studios Watercolors painted from the microscope, prints, commissions.

Michael Bainbridge Photography Mineral specimen photography.

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

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

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


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

Mineral Information Hershel Friedman is an informational and educational guide to minerals, and gemstones. It is a comprehensive online resource, providing detailed information, photos, videos, news, and more.

Minerals African Gems and Minerals Inc. Fine Tsumeb minerals. Rough and cut. Visit us in beautiful Cape Town, Johannesburg, Auckland. Est. 1984.

BarlowsGems BarlowsGems specializes in beautiful designer cabochons. Oakrocks is for all your other lapidary needs, from rough cutting rock to polished pieces and stone carvings. and

Russ Behnke

161 Sherman Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450-3352; 203/235-5467 (preferred) or 203/631-4567 (cell) Read my truly free ebook at Dave Leppert, Geologist. Quality minerals, fair prices. Specimens for beginners to advanced collectors. Peruvian, Pakistani and worldwide minerals. The best selection of Colorado minerals anywhere. Showroom by appointment.

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. 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. Storefront location in West Houston area at 535 Pin Oak Rd., Katy, TX 77494, phone 832/437-4733.

Kristalle Minerals and gold for collectors.

Les minéraux Quality, affordable French, European, worldwide minerals. Classics to systematics: pyromorphite from Les Farges and other localities, fluorite (Beix, Puy-Saint-Gulmier, Burc, pink from Chamonix), stolzite, torbernite, etc.

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.

Pauli Minerals Worldwide and rare minerals; mineral auctions.

Saga Minerals, Inc. Specializing in fine mineral specimens from the midwest, U.S. Cash paid for single specimens or entire collections. Call 217/637-3215.

Simkev Micromounts/Minerals 35 years of quality, variety, and affordable pricing and proper labeling of worldwide micromounts. Proper packaging ensures your specimens arrive safely.

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.

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


Carnegie Museum of Natural History One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems.

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

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.


Environment Science and Policy for Sustainable Development.

Lapis 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.


Cincinnati Geofair 2015 50th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. May 2 & 3, 2015.

Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

October 10–12, 2014. 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 February 12–15, 2015, 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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