Mineral Collecting Resources on the Internet

Natures Finest Creations Original Watercolor Mineral Paintings and Limited Edition Prints by national acclaimed Artist Frederick C. Wilda. 

LLD PRODUCTIONS, INC.- The Best Mineral and Fossil Shows in the U.S.
www.mineralshowslld.com - East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
LLD Productions, Inc., predeceaser to Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, organizes and promotes gem, mineral and fossil trade shows across the country, including the Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show, held each February in Tucson, AZ, the West Coast Gem and Mineral Shows, held twice a year, in May and November, in sunny Costa Mesa, California and the newly expanded East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, held in August of each year at the Eastern States Expositions Grounds, West Springfield, MA.

For inquiries regarding availability of booth space or questions, please contact Laura Delano, President of LLD Productions, Inc. at: mineralshowslld@gmail.com

Toveco - The company owns and operates the Beauregard Mica Mine, Tripp / Clark Mine & the Goodhue Mine in Alstead, NH.

www.idigrocks.com. I Dig Rocks ; Wayne Corwin, Mineral miner and heavy equipment operator. Dealer of Gems, Minerals,Crystals, and Wire Wrapped Jewelry.

New England Forestry Foundation NEFF is celebrating its 60th year of partnering with private landowners and other organizations to conserve valuable forest resources. NEFF helps landowners achieve their conservation goals by providing experienced expertise in the area of conservation and sustainable management of private forest land.

http://web.gcc.mass.edu/pvi Pioneer Valley Institute Pioneer Valley Institute, examining the history, cultures and arts, the geology and natural life, the agricultural and industrial traditions of the Connecticut River Valley. Founded in 1989, PVI is the offshoot of the former Pioneer Valley Studies program at Greenfield Community College.

http://jurassicroadshow.wordpress.com Jurassic Road Show Since 2010, Jurassic Roadshow has been bringing the science, history, and art of the Connecticut River Valley’s dinosaur footprints and trace impressions to street fairs and other events.

Springfield Science Museum ( Now known as: Springfield Museums) the Location of our monthly meetings.

JBF Minerals Jeffrey Fast's web site. Minerals from Connecticut and around the world.

Bob's Rock Shop A good online publication for rock collectors and lapidary hobbyists.

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Mindat.org Largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet.

Minerant.org home-page of the Mineralogy Club of Antwerp, Belgium, with information relevant to mineral collectors and lots of links to other mineralogy or earth science related sites. Extensive collection of mineral related web information.
An active club with over 450 members > celebrating 50th anniversary this year (2013)

Mineralogyl Database contains 4,714 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library.

Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery "The First Internet Rock Shop!" Nice database of mineral information with good specimen photos.

Absolute Clarity & Calibration, LLC An Optical Instrument Sales, Service, Repair and NIST Traceable Calibration Company, specializing in Microscope preventative maintenance, repair and alignment. You will see the difference!

Geologydegree.org 101 sites: mineral associations & alliances, state mining associations, research & academia, investment, business & other mining news.by: Paige Underwood

Office of the Massachusetts State Geologist

Massachusetts Bedrock Lithology

Download aireal photos and USGS maps of Massachusetts.

Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc

http://www.festivals-and-shows.com/gem-jewelry-bead-shows.html Find Local Gem, Jewelry & Bead Shows

http://www.geosociety.org The Geological society of America

http://www.mountwashington.org The Mount Washington Observatory NH

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/index.html This Planet really Rocks - all about rocks & minerals for kids

More Interesting Information on our hobby

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Mineral collecting is the hobby of systematically collecting , identifying and displaying mineral specimens. Read more Here>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_collecting
From Mindat, Beginning Guide to Mineral Collecting How to begin your Rockhounding hobby.
By: Michal Adamowicz, Rockhound
Read more Here>> http://www.mindat.org/article.php/509/Beginning+Guide+to+Mineral+Collecting
Rock collecting guide for geology beginners
The following review, by Si and Ann Frazier, appeared in the January-February 1995 issue of Rocks & Minerals magazine:
The History of Mineral Collecting, 1530-1799
by Wendell E. Wilson
Read more Here>> http://www.minrec.org/bookdetail.asp?id=34

Also... (A letter we received)

CV Mineral Club - Thank you for the great geology help!
Hi All:
I received this e-mail today.  I looked at the Birthday Express area for a bit. It is a very interesting site and feel it would be a great item to add to our web page.
Jack  Marcy
CVMC President
---------- Forwarded Message ----------
From: "Brooke”
Date: Thu,  1 Oct 2015
CV Mineral Club - Thank you for the great geology help!
Hello there,
My Girl Scouts and I just wanted to take the time write you a little thank you note about your wonderful page, http://www.cvmineralclub.org/MAIN/Pages/Links.html because it's been such a major help. My Junior Scouts are participating in a STEM experiment program for Geology. Your page taught them a lot!   

As another small token of our appreciation, we thought it would be nice send along a helpful resource that we came across. It's http://www.birthdayexpress.com/m/birthstone-gems and it has some great information on rocks and minerals.

If you decided to add it to your resources, I'd love to show my troopers that their suggestion was up and running to help other aspiring students achieve their goals. It would also serve as an amazing motivator for the girls to keep reaching out to help others. We do our absolute best to follow the ever popular slogan of "Do a good turn daily." :)

Please let us know what you think and thank you again!
Warmest Regards,
Brooke and her Junior Scouts