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Links to Other Sites & References
We have linked to the following web sites because we have found them to be interesting and appropriate to our hobby.  However, El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society does not necessarily endorse the web sites and is not responsible for their content.    Please report any broken links to the Webmaster  Thank you.
Gem 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
 Sacramento Mineral
 Stockton Lapidary & Mineral
 Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral


Field Trip Chairmen's Assoc.

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS)

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS)

Mineralogical Society of America

Fluorescent Mineral Society
- (information, publications list re. fluorescent minerals)

US Faceters Guild

US Clubs List - maintained by Albert Zabinski & rockhound.com


George Wheeldon - professional geologist, college professor, mining history expert and Jeep Jamboree USA consultant; site has links to college courses and mining history.

StrikeitRichAdventuresprovides educational  "hands on history" adventures, from gold panning to underground mine tours.

California  Institute of Jewelry Training - jewelry making workshops, etc.

Smithsonian Photo Gallery:
 -  Gems

California State Mining & Mineral Museum, 5005 Fairgrounds Rd # 1192, Mariposa, CA, 95338-9435, 209-742-7625 (an outstanding display)

Faceters Co-op - has many links related to the hobby

Walsh Brothers
  -- a resource for links to Mineral and Fossil websites around the world. Many of the sites include specimen photos.

Gold Miners Headquarters  - international recreational gold mining directory.  Also lists clubs and provides information about metal detectors/treasure hunting and rock hound/earth science.

GemData page - links, info., gem show directory. 

PaleoArt Minerals page - 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.

American Federation - 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.

Mineral 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."

Amateur Scientist Sites (links)

Rockhounding Arkansas

California Geology Magazine -  resource for geology, mining, and minerals.

International California Mining Journal - resource for mining and mineral topics

Lapidary Journal - dedicated to gems, jewelry arts, beads, minerals

Rock & 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

Rocks & Minerals Magazine mineralogy, geology, and paleontology. Works with Mineralogical Society of  America.

Canadian Rockhound - free online earth science magazine for educators, beginners and hobbyists 

Mineralogical Record - publication for mineral collectors

Rockhounders - 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, etc

El Dorado County Visitors Authority - links for places to see and things in Placerville and throughout El Dorado County. 

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce - information about El
Dorado County business and demographics.

See visitor links page for additional links for our area.

Reno NWS Home Page Covers California and Nevada weather

Weather.com Reports

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)

Science 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

Pearsons US L&J - lapidary and jewelry supplies & equipment. Sacramento

Gold Bug Park and Mine Gift Shop - Bedford Ave, 1 mi north of Hwy 50, Placerville

Kennedy Mine Gift Shop - Jackson (Hwy 49)

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 5525

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.

 Lapidary & Other Suppliers-online
Kingsley North (Michigan) - lapidary supplies, jewelry tools.
Stone Age Trading Company Flintknapping supplies and products




See our visitor links
page with 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.

Thank you


BLM'S NewsBytes - view & subscribe Guide to Contacting Officials
BLM - directory    US Reps 
US Forestry    US Senators
US Forestry Calif. Region    Proposed Actions  USA.gov - everything 'gov'         
US Forestry Projects National Park Service
BlueRibbon Coalition- road use issues USGS - maps, edu, events
American Land Access - legis. bills, etc Recreation.gov
AFMS - land use policy Cosumnes River Preserve

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