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Boxes make great hiding places for
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Mineral, and Fossil Links
Comprehensive site with news, educational articles, mineral and fossil
information. Also sells tools and equipment for rockhounds.
Everything you always wanted to know about minerals! World's
largest public mineralogy database.
Geology News - Keep up to date on all the latest Earth
Brief Introduction to Minerals" - In this 10-minute YouTube
video, Michael Sammartano provides a good overview of mineral basics.
Society of America - Links to Rock and Mineral Identification
under Education and Outreach.
Federation of Mineralogical Societies - Find local gem,
mineral, fossil, and rock clubs near you.
Bob's Rock Shop - Lots of
resources for rockhounds.
- For kids of all ages! Has excellent guide for Identifying
- Schedule of rock, gem, and mineral shows across the U.S.
Find one near you!
Tucson Show Guide
- Schedule of shows at the huge annual gem and mineral extravaganza in
of California Museum of Paleontology - Journey through the
history of the Earth with this series of online exhibits.
Rocks and Fossils Using Geologic Methods" - Excellent
overview on the subject. Includes glossary.
Direct - Great information on fossils
Fossil Forum - Where fossil fans hang out!.
- Science writer Brian Switek's blog about Paleontology.
- "A Guide to the Orders of Trilobites." If you love
Trilobites, you'll love this web site.
Beasts - T Rex of the Deep" - Entertaining Discovery Channel
documentary about Mosasaurs, the giant marine reptiles that once ruled
Geological Survey - Lots of educational information.
Hobbies: Rock Collecting - Excellent info for
rockhounds. (Thanks to Peyton for suggesting this article!)
Mother Lode Rock
PO Box 1812
Nevada City, CA 95959