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 RockHound Blog www
A blog designed to help rockhound enthusiasts connect, Blog, swap information, and chat. Features many categories and archives. RockHound Blog.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Founded Geology Adventures www
Founded in 1983. Adventures. Book rockhounding field trips for clubs and organizations. Geology Adventures.
- Link Rockhounds Information Page www
Link list and information about the rockhounds mailing list. Rockhounds Information Page.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Step How to Become a Rockhound www
Step by step instructions and tips for the prospective and beginning rockhound. How to Become a Rockhound.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Lithophiles" Livermore Valley Lithophiles Gem and Mineral Society www
"Lithophiles" are rock lovers and this club serves the Livermore California area with monthly meetings, Valley Lithophiles Gem and Mineral Society, field trips, educational programs, and an annual show "Lithorama". Livermore Valley Lithophiles Gem and Mineral Society.
- A Dallas Gem and Mineral Society www
A non-profit organization dedicated to continuing education in all of the earth sciences, Gem and Mineral Society, with activities in rockhounding,lapidary arts and jewelry making. Dallas Gem and Mineral Society.
- Courses StanGrist.com www
Courses and e-books for the hobby gold prospectors, StanGrist.com, treasure hunters, and explorers. StanGrist.com.
- Guide MineralProspector.com www
Guide to prospecting for minerals around the world. MineralProspector.com. Details equipment needed, mineralogy basics, land staking, sampling, assaying and metallurgical extraction. MineralProspector.com.
- British UK Journal of Mines and Minerals www
British magazine for the collector - mineralogist. Journal of Mines and Minerals. Articles for mineral collectors, mine historians, museum curators and topographic mineralogists. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals.
- Electronic Rockhounders.com www
Electronic Prospecting of rocks, Rockhounders.com, minerals, crystals, lapidary, jewelry, and other items Worldwide for Rockhounds and Rockhound Enthusiasts. Rockhounders.com.
- A Flatirons Mineral Club www
A non-profit organization located in Boulder, Mineral Club, Colorado. Fostering interest and education in earth sciences and associated hobbies. Flatirons Mineral Club.
- A Amateur Geologists' Web-Ring www
A web-ring for individual geology enthusiasts or 'not-for-profit' geological Societies with educational rather than commercial web pages. Amateur Geologists' Web-Ring.
- Account The Ikaite Holotype www
Account of expedition to investigate Greenland's melting mineral. The Ikaite Holotype.
- A Sheffield Mine www
A native mine yielding star rubies, Mine, sapphires and garnets, for both the serious and the amateur rockhound. Sheffield Mine.
- Supply A Broader Concept www
Supply crystals, Broader Concept, minerals, and fossils from around the world. Also carry geodes, mining tools, tumbled stones, gemstone carvings, amethyst cathedrals and stone crafted gift items. A Broader Concept.
- Web-based Rain City Rocks www
Web-based rock and mineral retail shop. City Rocks. Offers rock and mineral items ranging from 21 pound smoke quartz crystals to rough rock for tumbling. Rain City Rocks.
- GeMin GeMin Exhibition www
GeMin exhibition and online copipes of the Oryktologia NEA news. GeMin Exhibition.
- Contains The Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Reference www
Contains over 100 pictures of minerals, Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Reference, rocks and fossils, as well as information about classification, identification, the Science Olympiad Rocks and Minerals event and related topics. The Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Reference.
- 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