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NEW!  Florida Geological Survey Newsletter Winter 2014

Interested in Pearls?? Click HERE for an article from "Jewelry making Daily"

USGS information about
public lands...great info for vacation planning!


Cape Town (South Africa) Gem & Mineral Club

Need metal working supplies? Check out EGGM Enterprises...
(No connection to the GMSPB...)

Patinas

USGS Mineralogical resources maps

Mindat is the largest mineral database and mineralogy reference website
on the internet. This site contains worldwide data on minerals, mineral
collecting, mineral localities and other mineralogical data.

Gemdat is a unique reference web site on gems and gemology with
something for everyone from beginners to experts.

An amazing wealth of information on many aspects of our hobby
GEOLOGY.COM



Beautiful pottery made from oceanic seafloor sediment
The Soft Earth



World's Largest Amythest geode..."The Empress"

The manufacturing of Ancient Stone beads  (from ancientbead.com)

40 Common Minerals with links to detailed information!
Thanks to Danielle from Ms. Gardener's class from the Mesa Valley School District in Colorado
for this one!

FLINT...lots of good information and images...

USGS report on
Yosemite Rockfalls

Igneous Rock Classification Diagrams
By Andrew Alden, About.com Guide


The Mohs Scale               How to Look at a Rock


Great tounge-in-cheek article about chalk. Chalk is weird!

Tiger-eye
Great site with pictures of many different varieties
of this beautiful  material
Tiger Eye information
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To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of Florida who are
interested in earth sciences, to work together as an organization in the
gathering, cutting,displaying, and studying of rocks, shells, artifacts, and
organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical &
Lapidary Societies Inc. and the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical
Societies, Inc., which are affiliated with the American Federation of
Mineralogical Societies. Our members are able to participate in activities
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