Rocks, Fossils, and Minerals for Sale
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If you're hunting for Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils, you've hit the Mother Lode!  At Mother Lode Rock Shop, you get to pick.  Choose the exact specimens you want from our wide-ranging collection of Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils.

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Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils

Rock, 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.

ScienceDaily Geology News - Keep up to date on all the latest Earth Science news.

"A Brief Introduction to Minerals" - In this 10-minute YouTube video, Michael Sammartano provides a good overview of mineral basics.

Mineralogical Society of America - Links to Rock and Mineral Identification under Education and Outreach.

American 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 Minerals. - 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 Tucson, Arizona.

University of California Museum of Paleontology - Journey through the history of the Earth with this series of online exhibits.

"Dating Rocks and Fossils Using Geologic Methods" - Excellent overview on the subject.  Includes glossary.

Paleo Direct - Great information on fossils

The Fossil Forum - Where fossil fans hang out!.

Laelaps - 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.

"Mega Beasts - T Rex of the Deep" - Entertaining Discovery Channel documentary about Mosasaurs, the giant marine reptiles that once ruled the seas.

U.S. Geological Survey - Lots of educational information.

Home Hobbies: Rock Collecting -  Excellent info for rockhounds.  (Thanks to Peyton for suggesting this article!)

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