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Appraisals

Natural History Appraisals
Appraising minerals and fossils for insurance or donation since 1995. Nathaniel “Sandy” Ludlum, Personal Property Appraiser.
www.naturalhistoryappraisals.com
naturalhistoryappraisals@ecr.net

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

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.friendsofmineralogy.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

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
www.oakrocks.netbarlowsgems@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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shows

Cincinnati Geofair 2019
54th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. May 4–5, 2019.
www.geofair.com
tehuizing@fuse.net

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 14–17, 2019, at the Tucson Convention Center. The theme will be Wulfenite is Loved.
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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