Links

Some of our favorite places on the web...

Other Clubs

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) - umbrella organization for all U.S. Societies.
Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Societies (SFMS) - southeast U.S. umbrella organization.

Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society (Birmingham AL)
Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society (Huntsville AL)
Dothan Gem & Mineral Society (Dothan AL)
Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society (Montgomery AL)
Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society (Ocean Springs MS)
Harrison County Gem & Mineral Society (Gulfport MS)

Alabama Paleontological Society (Birmingham, AL)
Birmingham Paleontological Society (Birmingham, AL)

South Alabama Historical Research & Recovery Association (Mobile, AL) - historical discovery using metal detectors

Magazines

Rock & Gem Magazine
American Rockhound Magazine

Calendar of Club Sponsored Rock and Mineral Shows

Other Sites

Bob's Rock Shop - content and connectivity for rockhounds.
Dirty Rockhounds - message board for rockhounding
MC Rocks - message board for rockhounds
American Geode - Rockhounding information and event listing

Lapidary & Equipment Supply and Rock Shops

Arrowhead Lapidary & Supply - online lapidary equipment shop
Dad's Rock Shop - online rock shop and equipment supply
DD Rocks - online retailer of rough / slabs / cabochons
Johnson Brothers Lapidary - lapidary supply
JS Gems - Lapidary equipment and supplies
Kingsley North - lapidary equipment and supply
Lapidary Discount - discount lapidary equipment, tools, and supplies
Lortone - manufacturers of lapidary and jewelry equipment
Rob's Rock Shop - Nova Scotia's lapidary shop
Rock Peddler - discount lapidary equipment
RockTumbler.com - Everything you need for rock tumbling
The Rock Shed - online rock shop and retailer
Sphereheaven - online rock shop and equipment supply

Information

Agates

  • Agate Basics - the Agate Lady at the Gitchee Gumie Agate and History Museum in Grand Marais, MI
  • Agate Works - Information on many types of agates from the western US and Mexico
  • Tennessee Agates - Agates of Tennessee

General Information

Geology IN - news/info for geology, paleontology, and mineralolgy
Geology.com - news and information about geology and Earth science
Jaspers

Semi-Precious Stones Guide  - An in-depth guide to semi-precious gem stones

Museums

Alabama Museum of Natural History - the largest collection of Mosasaur fossils
American Fluorite Museum - Rosiclare, Illinois
Aurora Fossil Museum - Aurora, North Carolina
Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum - Marion, Kentucky
Environmental Studies Center - Mobile, AL (Facebook)
Univ. of South Alabama Archaeology Museum - Mobile, AL
 

Interesting for Rockhounds

Cabochon Making 101 - A primer from Bob's Rock Shop (part I & II).
Curating Your Fossil and Mineral Collection - Alan Goldstein's invaluable information on documenting your collection (shared by permission)
Fundy Rocks - Rockhounding and scenic photography from the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Gemology Resources 
Gem of the Month - Courtsey of Wixon Jewelers
Mineral Resource of the Month - U.S. Geological Society (USGS)
Rock of the Month Club - Kids Rock and Mineral collecting club
SphereMaker - lapidary artist specializing in spheres from Grand Rapids, Michigan