Info and Education

Info and Education

AEI – TOPO 3D High Performance, USGS, 3-Dimensional Vector Maps. “Giving you a truer sense of what those squished contour lines mean out in the real world.” – Backpacker Magazine (Grand Canyon, AZ) http://www.topo3d.com
Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Our mission: Determine the potential of Alaskan land for production of metals, minerals, fuels, and geothermal resources, the locations and supplies of groundwater and construction material, and the potential geologic hazards to buildings, roads, bridges, and other installations and structures. http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us
American Digger Magazine Dedicated to those who preserve our past through responsible metal detecting, digging and collecting. In each issue, you’ll find articles covering all types and periods of history being discovered http://www.americandigger.com
Amethyst Galleries Mineral Gallery The mineral gallery is a constantly growing database of mineral descriptions, images, and specimens. The descriptions include searchable mineralogical data, plus other information of interest to students and rock hounds! http://mineral.galleries.com
Boom Towns & Relic Hunters Welcome to the web’s most comprehensive and detailed website about the ghost towns of Northeastern Washington. http://www.ghosttownsusa.com
BEYOND 4Cs Wepage lists great resources for free gemology classes. Also the general website teaches about diamonds in particular.  http://beyond4cs.com/free-gemology-courses-and-resources/
D.J. MINERALS INC. Earth Science Supplies Catalog Elementary and High School Edition P.O.Box 761, Butte, MT 59703-0761 http://www.djminerals.com
ESCONI is not-for-profit club promoting Earth Science (Fossils,Minerals,Lapidary, Archaeology) in Northern Illinois… http://www.esconi.org
ESRI Is the world leader in GIS (geographic information system) software and technology. This site features GIS mapping software, map Web services, online mapping and GIS training, demos, data, product and service information, support, user scripts, and much more. http://gis.esri.com
EuroGeo Surveys The association of the European Geological Surveys. http://www.eurogeosurveys.org
Geodnord Information about the Scandinavian countries, rock hunting, laws, geology, minerals fossils http://www.geonord.org/mapeng.html
Geoprime Minerals and Earth Materials Co. provides geo-instructional rocks and minerals to teachers and students as well as fine crystallized minerals for the collector… http://www.geoprime.com
GeoScience Books Specializing in out of print and rare books in general geology, historical geology, physical geology, economic geology, environmental geology, structural geology, igneous geology, etc. http://www.geosciencebooks.com
HomeAdvisor.com An informative resource page for beginner rockhounds. The site is also a good resource for other hobbies and household crafts.  http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/rock-collecting
Institute of Paleobiology Polish Academy of Scienceshttp://www.paleo.pan.pl
Minerals.net Complete information guide to rocks, minerals, and Gemstones. http://www.minerals.net
NCGS What’s New The North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) examines, describes and maps the geology and mineral resources of the state and publishes reports and maps. The NCGS administers cooperative geo. http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources A non-regulatory research and public service agency that serves as the geological survey for the State of New Mexico contact us Many of our staff are also active members of the New Mexico Geological . http://geoinfo.nmt.edu
Royal Tyrrell Museum – A Place of Discoveries Come and see the world’s most extensive collection of dinosaur fossils and exhibits on prehistoriclife at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada….Come and see the world’s most extensive collection of dinosaur fossils and exhibits on prehistoric life at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada…. http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com
The Mineralogical Record The highly respected, award-winning Mineralogical Record magazine is the premier journal for serious mineral collectors, specimen-oriented mineralogists and mineral museum curators worldwide. Books on mineralogical subjects are also published, and a new online journal carries additional articles. http://www.minrec.org
The Modern Alchemist This fantastic piece of alchemical literature is full of strange, hard to find information on the subjects of chemistry, science, gold alchemy, transmutation, and mineral synthesis. http://members.tripod.com/~alchemist7
Topo Zone The Web’s Topographic Map and more. Interactive USGS topo maps of the entire United States. http://www.topozone.com
TU Bergakademie Freiberg: Institut für Mineralogie Bereich Petrologie.  http://www.mineral.tu-freiberg.de
WWW.MII.ORG Free K-12 teachers resources, lesson plans, geology & minerals….Mineral Information Institute provides K-12 teachers with free geological, mineralogical, earth science, lesson plans & classroom materials about the Earth’s ecology and natural resources…. http://www.mii.org
Yup Rocks Gallery of rock pictures and mineral pictures taken for the purpose of training others for identification of rock and mineral specimens. http://www.yuprocks.com