Mineral Related Links

Here are various links that I think may be of interest. This list can easily go on forever, so I tried to concentrate on my favorites. Links will open in a new browser window.

Useful Links


Language translation site - This site is amazing! It can translate entire web pages into various languages!
XE.com's Universal Currency Converter

Mineralogical Clubs, Organizations & Others


Mineralogical Society of America - This is a great site! Check out the tutorials and databases on their links page!
California Federation
Fluorescent Mineral Society - The place to go for rocks that glow!
Bay Area Mineralogists - A friendly bunch with over 25 members having minerals named after them!
San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society
Castro Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Mineralogical Society of Southern California

Mineralogical Record - The MinRec has completely redone their website and it is a MUST SEE!
Lithographie LLC - Home to oustanding publications including the English edition of Lapis Magazine!
Rocks & Minerals - This is also one of the hobbie's best loved magazines!
The-Vug - This is one of the web's best mineral portals.

Really Cool Mineral Pages


UC Berkeley's Benitoite page - This site just rules!
Alkali-Nuts Mont Saint-Hilaire site - This is a wonderful place to learn about those cool rocks from St. Hilaire!
Franklin Minerals - My second favorite locality (after Tsumeb of course!)
Introduction to Crystallography - Plan on spending some time here!
Ask a Geologist - Way cool!
Philatelic Mineralogy - Check out this great site that combines minerals with postage stamps from around the world!

Selected Mineral Dealers


Middle Earth Minerals - Linda St-Cyr's wonderful mineral site!
Mineral Classics - Brian Kosnar's excellent website.
Key's Mineral Collection - Kiyoshi Kiikuni's very nice site from Japan, featuring his spectacular photography.
Steve Perry Gems - The Web's premier site for all your gemstone needs.
Petrov Rare Minerals - Alfredo Petrov's informative website. If Japanese minerals are your thing, be sure to see his ongoing project, the "Encyclopedia of Japanese Minerals" online.

Others - Non-Mineral Related

Bliss Point Creations - My wife Becky's arts & crafts site, featuring original polymer clay jewelry and unique fine art, hand-crafted from gourds.