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Michael Bainbridge Photography

Mineral specimen photography.

Mark Mauthner Photography

Photographing natural history specimens and collections.

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.


African Gems and Minerals Inc.

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

Apalachee Minerals, Inc.

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


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)

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Dave Leppert, Geologist. Quality minerals, fair prices. Specimens for beginners to advanced collectors. Peruvian, Pakistani and worldwide minerals.

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.

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Dragon Minerals

Affordable minerals, common and rare. We buy collections.

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.

JCJ Minerals

Over 3000 specimens to be sold from my worldwide collection, including high quality (many self-collected) Pennsylvania specimens.

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.


Minerals and gold for collectors.

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!

Mineral Classics

Dealing in fine minerals and gems for over 35 years.

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.

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

Minerals, gems, rocks, and meteorites in lovely Bethel, Maine.

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.

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

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.


The Power, The Beauty, The Excitement.


Cincinnati Geofair 2016

51st Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. April 30–May 1, 2016.

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.

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™

World's largest mineral, gem and jewelry show held February 11–14, 2016, at the Tucson Convention Center.

Martin Zinn Expositions

Specimen Mining

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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