Resources


Resources for exploring mineralogy

Organizations

Societies

  • The Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies
  • The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
  • The Mineralogical Society of America
  • Friends of Mineralogy – Midwest Chapter

Museums

  • Cincinnati Museum Center Museum of Natural History and Science
  • Karl E. Limper Geology Museum at Miami University in Oxford, OH
  • Orton Geological Museum at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
  • A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Tech University in Houghton, MI

Schools

  • MU, Oxford Department of Geology
  • UC Department of Geology
  • NKU Department of Geology
  • UD Deparment of Geology
  • Wittenberg Department of Geology

Geological Surveys

  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological Survey
  • Indiana Geological Survey
  • Kentucky Geological Survey

Information about Minerals

General

  • mindat.org – the world’s largest public database of mineral information
  • Bob’s Rock Shop – a resource for rockhounds
  • Wikipedia
  • The Virtual Museum of the History of Mineralogy

Geared for Children

  • Digging with Rocky the Rockhound
  • Mineralogy 4 Kids
  • Kids Love Rocks

Publications

Periodicals

  • Rocks & Minerals
  • The Mineralogical Record
  • Elements
  • American Mineralogist

Books

  • Minerals of Ohio
  • Ohio Rocks!-A Guide to the Geologic Sites in the Buckeye State

Speakers

  • Dr. John A. Jaszczak
  • Jeff Scovil
  • Jared Freiburg
  • Dr. John Rakovan
  • Jack & Pete Heckscher – The Crystal Circle