There are many web sites on the Internet related to gems, minerals, fossils, and much more.  We have listed National Organizations and Western Gem and Mineral Societies. Included are other sites of interest to our hobby.  Many of the links we have listed, also have a large number of links that would be too extensive for us to list. 

We just wanted to open the door for you…

Federations and Clubs


American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

 Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club

Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society

El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society 

Fossils for Fun Society

Gold Prospectors Association of America

Livermore Valley Lithophiles Gem and Mineral Society

Mother Lode Mineral Society

Orcutt Mineral Society

Paradise Gem & Mineral Club

Rochester Lapidary Society

Roseville Rock Rollers

Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society

Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society

Sierra Pelona Rock Club

Stockton Lapidary and Mineral Club

The Ventura Gem & Mineral Society

Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club

Woodland Hills Rock Chippers

Mineral Identification

American Geological Institute One of the best mineral identification/location sites on the web. 


Bob’s Rock Shop: The First ‘Zine for Mineral Collectors and Rockhounds

Rock and Gem Magazine

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine

The Mineralogical Record

  Rockhound Notes monthly e-zine

 Todd Lawson’s guide to online resources

 Some of our Friends

(Dealers at our Annual Show)

Applegate Lapidary

West Coast Mining

Phelps’e & Me

 Sites of Interest

Gemology courses

Rock Collecting general information. (Thanks for the link, Peyton!)

Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Field Trip Chairmen’s Association (Co-op)


Rocks For Kids

Valley Springs Pow Wow

U.S. Geological Survey

USDA Forest Service Minerals and Geology Management

American Lands Access Association (ALAA)

Bureau of Land Management

United States Faceters Guild

Society of American Silversmiths

Mama’s Minerals

Metal Detectors

Titanium Surplus

 Some campers at Camp Price turned us on to this one: Larsen’s Jewelers

Thanks for the link!