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Links of Interest to Rockhounds / Lapidaries / Mineral Collectors


Note that most of these sites will have links pages of their own, with lots more resources to explore.


Organizations:
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies (our own region)
California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies
Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies
South Central Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Mineralogical Society of America -- including Ask-A-Mineralogist

Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada
Canadian Rockhound Web Magazine

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)



Government Resources:
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Department of Energy
Bureau of Land Management

Natural Resources Canada
Geological Survey of Canada
Natural Resources Canada - Minerals and Metals



How To:
Tumble Stones - Rock Tumbling Hobby.com
TUMBLINGPROCEDURES
How Rock Tumblers Polish Rocks into Gemstones
Rock Tumbling Instructions, Hints, Tips and Secrets to Get a Glass-Like Polish
(Also lots of other good info on Tumbling & Lapidary stuff)

Build Your Lapidary Equipment - Kreigh's Homemade Lapidary Equipment
How to make a Tumbler

Clean Your Rockhounding Finds: Fine Mineral and Fossil Cleaning Guide



Jewelry Making Resources:
Ganoksin Online - Best Free Source of Jewelry-Making Info on the Web!



Lapidary Resources:
Bob's Rock Shop - Best Source of Lapidary Info on the Web! HUGE Links pages, many articles, classified ads for rough, used equipment, etc.



To Find A Gem Show Near You:
Lapidary Journal Show Calendar
Rock & Gem Magazine Show Calendar





To submit suggestions of other links to add to our list,
email the Gem City Webmaster.



updated 29 September 2009