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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

Apalachee Minerals, Inc.

Worldwide and Southeastern U.S. Minerals for discerning collectors. We specialize in Florida calcites and Agatized Coral geode specimens.

www.apalachee-minerals.com

order@apalachee-minerals.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

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

Dragon Minerals

Affordable minerals, common and rare. We buy collections.

www.dragon-minerals.com

steve@dragon-minerals.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

Miner's Gems and Minerals

Since 1978, Southern California's finest gem shop. Gems and minerals for all budgets. Collector specimens, opals, tourmaline, beads, and more!

www.minersgemsandminerals.com

minersgemsandminerals@cox.net

Mineral Classics

Dealing in fine minerals and gems for over 35 years.

www.minclassics.com

brian@minclassics.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

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

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Finest mineral museum in the Northwestern United States. Home of the Alma Rose. Featuring exceptional international and northwestern minerals, agates, petrified wood, and zeolites. 26385 NW Groveland Drive, Hillsboro, OR 97124; 503/647-2418. Executive Director: Julian C. Gray

info@ricenorthwestmuseum.org

www.ricenorthwestmuseum.org

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

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

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 9–11, 2015. 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

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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