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Art & 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®
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

Mineralogical Society of America
Interested in minerals, crystals, rocks, or natural materials? Visit our Website for membership, publication, award, and education information and programs.

Geology Departments

Auburn University

Miami University

Government Agencies

United States Geological Survey


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


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

Russ Behnke
161 Sherman Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450-3352; 203-235-5467 (preferred) or 203-631-4567 (cell)
Read my truly free ebook at

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

Dragon Minerals
Affordable minerals, common and rare. We buy collections.

Edwards Minerals, LLC

Fabre Minerals
High-quality mineral specimens from around the world.

Minerals and gold for collectors.

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

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.

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.


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

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

Main 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: Encyclopedia of Mineral Names, Geology of Gem Deposits, Pegmatites by David London. 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 2018
53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. May 5–6, 2018

Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show
October 2017. Hosted by Michigan Mineralogical Society. Fabulous Museum Exhibits & Collector Displays, Choice Dealers, Lectures, and Demonstrations.
The Internet's most comprehensive source for rock and mineral shows, GeoSites, and rock clubs in the USA. Shows list free!

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.

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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