Rockhounding is the pursuit of colorful stones and minerals for collections, decorations, and making objects of art, including jewelry. Rockhounding Rocks and Minerals Geology Earth Sciences Science.
Amateur geology (known as rockhounding in the United States and Canada, and regionally known as rock hunting in southern Oregon ) is the recreational study and hobby of collecting rocks and mineral specimens from their natural environment. (wikipedia)
- A Kreigh's Web Resources www
A large collection of links and original information for Rockhounds about geology, Web Resources, minerals, fossils, lapidary, rock clubs, and other related subjects. Many dealer sites have also been included. Kreigh's Web Resources.
- Online Minerals, Specimens and Crystals www
Online link direct to the mines and lapidary shops for mineral specimens and crystals, Specimens and Crystals, display specimens, unique decorator and collector pieces. Minerals, Specimens and Crystals.
- Link Rockhounds Information Page www
Link list and information about the rockhounds mailing list. Rockhounds Information Page.
- Offers The Rock Picks Project www
Offers maps of rock collecting locations around the United States and Canada. Rock Picks Project. Has viewer input capabilities, photos, videos, forums, and links. The Rock Picks Project.
- Shows Rock Picture of the Week www
Shows a new rock, Picture of the Week, mineral, or fossil related picture each week. Contains a picture archive, rock hunting areas, a mineral field test, and links. Rock Picture of the Week.
- Information Santa Rosa Mineral and Gem Society www
Information on field trips, Rosa Mineral and Gem Society, how to join, and newsletter. California. Santa Rosa Mineral and Gem Society.
- Founded Geology Adventures www
Founded in 1983. Adventures. Book rockhounding field trips for clubs and organizations. Geology Adventures.
- Located Blue Hollow Sapphire Mine www
Located near Sapphire in Central Queensland, Hollow Sapphire Mine, Australia. Learn about sapphires, how and where to go fossicking for them when you visit Central Queensland. Blue Hollow Sapphire Mine.
- Online Pyramidia www
Online information repository for the mineral form known variously as Glendonite, Pyramidia, Thinolite, Gennouishi (Hammerstone), Jarrowite, and Pyramidite. Features a blog, gallery, and resource page. Pyramidia.
- Step How to Become a Rockhound www
Step by step instructions and tips for the prospective and beginning rockhound. How to Become a Rockhound.
- Private Marco's Italian Minerals www
Private collection, Italian Minerals, trade lists, research; and exchange experiences with other rockhounds. Only site that trades exclusively in Italian, or alpine minerals. Marco's Italian Minerals.
- Bilingual Nikolay Gospodinov Collection www
Bilingual Russian and English language site with photos and information on the mineral and fossil collection of Nikolay Gospodinov. Nikolay Gospodinov Collection.
- An Rockhounding Arkansas www
An authoritative and comprehensive guide to Arkansas geology, Arkansas, mineral, and rock collecting sites. Written by the well known geologist Mike Howard. Rockhounding Arkansas.
- Specialize Hinkle's Rock Shop www
Specialize in Oregon thundereggs as well as various other materials from the area. Rock Shop. Includes sharp photographs. Hinkle's Rock Shop.
- Includes Virgin Valley Opals www
Includes collection sites, Valley Opals, geology and history of the area. Virgin Valley Opals.
- Ezine Bobs Rock Shop www
Ezine for mineral collectors, Rock Shop, rockhounds and lapidary hobbyists. Includes forum board, bulletin board, details about Tucson events, and list of US clubs. Bobs Rock Shop.
- Features Dirty Rockhounds www
Features a discussion forum, Rockhounds, and lists gemstones and collecting sites by State. Also has instructions for the beginning collector and gold panner. Dirty Rockhounds.
- A RockHound Blog www
A blog designed to help rockhound enthusiasts connect, Blog, swap information, and chat. Features many categories and archives. RockHound Blog.
- Located Lawrence County Rock Club www
Located in Bedford, County Rock Club, Indiana, USA. Provides information on the club's aims, membership, meetings, gem shows, the newsletter and dealer information. Lawrence County Rock Club.
- Based Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society www
Based in Fallbrook, Gem and Mineral Society, California. Features events calendar and descriptions of meetings. Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society.
- Information, DocCopper's Gold Prospecting www
Information, Gold Prospecting, links and books for the recreational gold prospector. DocCopper's Gold Prospecting.
- Learn Gold Getter News www
Learn about prospecting. Getter News. Includes detailed information and video clips on various techniques used in the recovery of gold. Gold Getter News.
- English Lapis International, LCC www
English version of the extraLapis monograph series. Lapis International, LCC.
- The Mineralogical Record www
The world's foremost publication for mineral collectors. Mineralogical Record.
- A Del Air Rockhounds Club, Inc. www
A lapidary arts, Air Rockhounds Club, Inc., paleontology, geology and jewelry making club in the San Fernando Valley. Online field trip reports, gem fair information and educational materials. Del Air Rockhounds Club, Inc..
- This Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society www
This club centered in the south end of the San Francisco bay, Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society, features online copies of monthly newsletters, that highlight the monthly meetings, speakers, field trips, study groups, and a yearly "Rock and Gem" show. Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society.
- Quartz Ron Coleman Mining, Inc. www
Quartz crystal at the Arkansas' Old Coleman Mine. Ron Coleman Mining, Inc..
- Arkansas' Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines www
Arkansas' natural quartz crystals mine. Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines.
- Offers Facets Gem & Mineral Gallery www
Offers fine jewelry, Gem & Mineral Gallery, gems, minerals, shells, lapidary equipment, supplies and books. Facets Gem & Mineral Gallery.
- Gem Someplace Special Gem Mine www
Gem mine near Shady Spring, Special Gem Mine, West Virginia offers gemstone ore to the public by the bucketful. Garnet, sapphire, emerald and others gems are often found. Someplace Special Gem Mine.
- Pictures, Perlite www
Pictures, Perlite, links, and a brief description of the properties and applications of this siliceous rock. Perlite.
- National United States Polar Rock Repository www
National facility at the Byrd Polar Research Center housing rock samples from Antarctica and the Arctic available for research, States Polar Rock Repository, education or museum use. United States Polar Rock Repository.
- Alexa: Rockhounding Rocks and Minerals
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Rockhounding Rocks and Minerals
- DMOZ: Rockhounding Rocks and Minerals
dmoz.org Directory: Rockhounding Rocks and Minerals