Club Link Exchange:
Amador Gem & Mineral
Calaveras Gem & Mineral
Fossils for Fun
Feather River Lap. & Mineral
Fresno Gem & Mineral
Mariposa Gem & Mineral
Mother Lode Mineral Society
Nevada County Gem & Mineral
Paradise Gem & Mineral
Reno Gem & Mineral
Roseville Rock Rollers
Stockton Lapidary & Mineral
Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral
AFFILIATES & OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:
Field Trip Chairmen's Assoc.
California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Mineralogical Society of America
Fluorescent Mineral Society
- (information, publications list re. fluorescent minerals)
US Faceters Guild
List - maintained by Albert Zabinski & rockhound.com
GEOLOGY, MINING & JEWELRY STUDIES
George Wheeldon - professional geologist, college professor, mining history expert and Jeep Jamboree USA consultant;
site has links to college courses and mining history.
StrikeitRichAdventures - provides educational "hands on history" adventures, from gold panning to underground mine tours.
California Institute of Jewelry Training - jewelry making
Smithsonian Photo Gallery:
California State Mining &
Mineral Museum, 5005 Fairgrounds Rd # 1192, Mariposa, CA, 95338-9435,
209-742-7625 (an outstanding display)
Co-op - has many links related to
a resource for links to Mineral and Fossil websites around the world.
Many of the sites include specimen photos.
- international recreational gold mining directory. Also lists clubs
and provides information about metal detectors/treasure hunting and rock
- links, info., gem show directory.
also see Fossils and Lapidary pages - nice photos
Diamond Dan Publications - Publishes,
"Mini Miner," an excellent monthly newsletter for kids, teachers and amateurs who want basic explanations about mineralogy. Great illustrations and activities. Subscriptions available as well as other learning tools.
JUNIOR ROCKERS & TEACHERS
- Kid's Korner links
Ice Diamonds - This links page is a great resource for students,
teachers and the rest of us rockhounds! This site was discovered and
forwarded by students from Colorado.
Information Institute "The purpose of MII's educational programs
is to help you teach your students about the importance of
our natural resources - How we use them every day and usually never
bother to think about where
they came from."
Scientist Sites (links)
Geology Magazine -
resource for geology, mining, and minerals.
California Mining Journal - resource
for mining and mineral topics
Journal - dedicated to gems, jewelry arts, beads, minerals
& Gem Magazine
- for the lapidary and mineral hobbyist
Rockhound Notes - a must-read for rockhounds everywhere.
Bob's Rock Shop
online rock & gem magazine and other info. for Mineral Collectors & Rockhounds
& Minerals Magazine -
mineralogy, geology, and paleontology. Works with Mineralogical Society
Rockhound - free online earth science magazine for educators, beginners and hobbyists
Record - publication for mineral collectors
- online magazine of rocks, minerals, crystals, lapidary, jewelry, and other items
worldwide for rock hounds
Yahoo Maps online mapping
MapQuest online mapping
Earth Now - Landsat Satellite Image Viewer
Topozone - view topo maps
Google Earth - 3D mapping. Free download
USGS-maps, edu, events, etcEl Dorado County Visitors
Authority - links
for places to see and things in Placerville and throughout El Dorado
El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
- information about El
Dorado County business and demographics.
page for additional
links for our area.
NWS Home Page Covers
California and Nevada weather
National Weather Service
Road Conditions TELEPHONE:
CALTRANS AT 1-800-427-ROAD
Rocks in a Hard Place - rock, mineral, fossil & fluorescent kits, guides and other educational material. Excellent for teachers and rockhounds. Fluorescent lamps and other equipment.
Edmund Scientific - incl. earth science supplies and equipment; i.e., microscopes; some lapidary. (K-12 thru high school level)
Science Kit & Boreal Labs - incl. earth science supplies and equipment; some lapidary (K-12 level)
Kits & Toys - products include earth science kits
Basically Beads - beads, findings, stringing supplies. 512 Main Street,
Diamond Springs (Hwy 49)
Applegate Lapidary - fossils, petrified wood, beads, beading supplies, African shona sculpture. 30 Main Street, Sutter Creek CA
G & B Gemstones - rare colored gemstones, fine designer jewelry and unique collectors specimens
Earthquest Minerals - rocks, minerals,
petrified wood and lapidary specimens, rough and polished stones
US L&J - lapidary and jewelry supplies & equipment. Sacramento
Park and Mine Gift Shop - Bedford Ave, 1 mi north of Hwy 50, Placerville
Kennedy Mine Gift Shop
Stories in Stone - 1249 S. Main
St., Angels Camp, CA (Hwy 49) and new store in Murphys.
Consolidated Rock &
Mineral - 5115 Quinn Road (Interstate 80) Vacaville, CA (707) 448
16-to-One Gold Mine Allegheny, CA - Gift Shop with
jewelry, gold samples, etc, tours
Gaumer's Rock Shop, 78 Belle
Mill Rd., Red Bluff, CA, 96080, 530-527-6166
Chambers Rock Shop, on Hwy 101
near Fortuna CA, has a great petrified wood museum & fluorescent display
in addition to rocks, minerals, and equipment for sale.
links to accommodations, activities and mining related sites in our area and surrounding counties
If you have visited a rock shop or museum that you think should be listed, please let us know the physical address and website if available.
We will consider exchanging business listings if they are known to us and/or have educational value to our members and visitors.