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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. www.crystalpocketstudios.com d.babulski@comcast.net

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

Susan M. Robinson, artist Minerals, fossils, nature. pebble.art@outlook.com

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

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

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

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. 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

Mineral Information

Minerals.net Hershel Friedman Minerals.net is an informational and educational guide to minerals, and gemstones. It is a comprehensive online resource, providing detailed information, photos, videos, news, and more. www.minerals.net hershel@minerals.net

Minerals African Gems and Minerals Inc. Fine Tsumeb minerals. Rough and cut. Visit us in beautiful Cape Town, Johannesburg, Auckland. Est. 1984. www.AfricanGems.com cape@africangems.com

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. www.barlowsgems.net and www.oakrocks.net barlowsgems@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

CavemanRocks.com Dave Leppert, Geologist. Quality minerals, fair prices. Specimens for beginners to advanced collectors. Peruvian, Pakistani and worldwide minerals. www.cavemanrocks.com dave@cavemanrocks.com

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

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

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. Storefront location in West Houston area at 535 Pin Oak Rd., Katy, TX 77494, phone 832/437-4733. www.katyrockshop.com katyrs09@yahoo.com

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

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. www.les-mineraux.fr contact@les-mineraux.fr

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

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

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. www.sagaminerals.com saga.minerals@gmail.com

Simkev Micromounts/Minerals 35 years of quality, variety, and affordable pricing and proper labeling of worldwide micromounts. Proper packaging ensures your specimens arrive safely. www.simkevmicromounts.com simkev@sympatico.ca

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 dan@weinrichmineralsinc.com

Wilensky Fine Minerals Please visit our online gallery to view the finest known examples of aesthetic minerals. stuwil@aol.com www.wilenskyminerals.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.geomus.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do

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

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

Shows

Cincinnati Geofair 2015 50th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. May 2 & 3, 2015. www.geofair.com tehuizing@fuse.net

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. www.michmin.org mmsgeograves@hotmail.com

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™

World's largest mineral, gem and jewelry show held February 12–15, 2015, at the Tucson Convention Center. www.tgms.org show@tgms.org

Martin Zinn Expositions www.mzexpos.com mzexpos@gmail.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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