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Art & Photography

Mark Mauthner Photography
Photographing natural history specimens and collections
mmauthner@gmail.com

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®
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
www.friendsormineralogy.org
liebetrauam@msn.com

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

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

Insurance

Lipscomb Insurance
Competitive rates; custom insurance for minerals, fossils, etc. Contact: Ed Rosenwasser, 214/420-5205
erosenwasser@lipscombinsurance.com
www.lipscombinsurance.com

 

Mineral Information

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

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

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

Dragon Minerals
Affordable minerals, common and rare. We buy collections.
www.dragon-minerals.com
steve@dragon-minerals.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

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

Lehigh Minerals, James McEwen
Fine minerals for beginning and advanced collectors. Website and Weekly auction on website with approximately 64 specimens each week
www.lehighminerals.com
jim@lehighminerals.com

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

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

Wilensky Fine Minerals
Please visit our online gallery to view the finest known examples of aesthetic minerals.
stuwil@aol.com
www.wilenskyminerals.com

Museums

A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech
The official Mineral Museum of Michigan. World-class exhibits of minerals from Michigan, the Great Lakes region and the world
Museum.mtu.edu
tjb@mtu.edu

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
 

Main Mineral & Gem Museum
Minerals, gems, rocks, and meteorites in lovely Bethel, Maine
http://www.mainemineralmuseum.org
bbarrett@mainemineralmuseum.org

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

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: Encyclopedia of Mineral Names, Geology of Gem Deposits, Pegmatites by David London. 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

Weatherwise
The Power, The Beauty, The Excitement.
www.weatherwise.org

Shows

Cincinnati Geofair 2018
53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. May 5–6, 2018
www.geofair.com
tehuizing@fuse.net

Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show
October 2017. Hosted by Michigan Mineralogical Society. Fabulous Museum Exhibits & Collector Displays, Choice Dealers, Lectures, and Demonstrations.
www.michmin.org
mmsgeograves@hotmail.com

RockandMineralShows.com
The Internet's most comprehensive source for rock and mineral shows, GeoSites, and rock clubs in the USA. Shows list free!
www.rockandmineralshows.com
rms@rmshows.com

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™
World's largest mineral, gem and jewelry show held February 8-11, 2018, at the Tucson Convention Center. The theme will be Crystals and Crystal Forms.
www.tgms.org
show@tgms.org

Martin Zinn Expositions
www.mzexpos.com
mz0955@aol.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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