Email Distribution Lists for Rockhounds



Why Subscribe to an Email Distribution List?

Email distribution lists exist to facilitate communication amongst people with a similar interest. Its another great communication tool available to us via the world wide web. An email distribution list works by having an associated list of subscribers and one centralized/controlling email address. When one subscriber sends a message to the controlling email address, that message gets sent out to every subscriber on the list. Most lists  have a moderator who manages the list and generally prevents topics from getting too far off topic. Some lists are more controlled than others and some lists may be more lively than others. Ultimately, it is up to the user to decide if a particular email distribution list is right for him/her.

Below is a list of a few email distribution lists related to rockhounding, mineral and fossil collecting and the lapidary arts. Click on the title of the list to find out more about the particular list. Enjoy! 
 

Email Distribution Lists

  • Purpose: The Rockhounds List is an email distribution list for mineral, rock and fossil collectors and those with general interests in mineralogy, palaeontology, geology and the Earth sciences. This group is an extension of the communications and information resources by www.rockhounds.com

  • Purpose: This is a list where people who are interested in GEMS can meet, yet the list's emphasis is OPAL. Anyone who collects, mines, cuts, deals, or affiliated with gems and crystals may join and discuss a variety of topics ranging from the mining process to the jewelry making process.  
     
  • Purpose: The fossil-nuts mailing list is a forum for fossil collectors around the world. Questions about fossil sites, legislation, preparation and classification are welcome in this group. And if you want to trade specimens, this should be the right place. 
     
  • Purpose: LA-Rocks is a group of rockhounds generally based around Los Angeles who enjoy talking about and going on field trips. Discussions involve gem and mineral collecting sites and coordination of field trips in southern California.  
     
  • Purpose: This list is for the home or club jewelry caster and is open for discussion on all aspects of casting, everything from safety issues to how to build your own equipment. The aim is to promote casting as a source of personal pleasure or profit.  
     
  • Purpose: Dedicated to minerals requiring magnification, whether they are actually mounted or not. Thumbnail specimens whose features need magnification are included in the scope of the list. Discussions of collecting localities and of equipment encouraged. Ads for micromount material and trades are welcome. 
     
  • Purpose: MineralCollecting is a forum for mineral collectors to have fun and tell good stories! Open discussions about minerals mineral collecting, mineralogy, geology, or earth sciences in general are welcome. Pertinent topics may be in the form of questions, comments, articles, field trip write-ups, notification of a new mineral related site, events or trips, or epiphanies.  
     
  • Purpose: pour s'inscrire au groupe de discussion Mineralo-qc . 
     
  • Purpose: We hope to provide a friendly, entertaining, and illuminating exchange of information among paleontologists, fossil collectors and hunters, as well as general enthusiasts. The Paleolist is open to amateurs and professionals alike, and interested parties with all levels of experience and expertise are warmly encouraged to participate. 
     
  • Purpose: The rocks-and-fossils list welcomes amateur and professional rockhounds and fossil enthusiasts world-wide. 
     
  • Purpose: A moderated list dedicated to the discussion of Lapidary Arts. Everyone is welcome and all posts concerning Lapidary Arts are welcome especially those concerning collecting sites, field trips, club news, show news, and anything that pertains to Lapidary Arts.  
     
  • Purpose: A moderated list dedicated to the discussion of collecting and displaying Micromounts. Everyone is welcome and all posts concerning Micromounts are welcome especially those concerning collecting sites, field trips, club news, show news, and anything that pertains to Micromounts.  
     
  • Purpose: A moderated list dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of Rockhounding-rock collecting and displaying. Everyone is welcome and all posts concerning Rockhounding are welcome especially those concerning collecting sites, field trips, club news, show news, and anything that pertains to Rockhounds.  
     
  • Purpose: A moderated list dedicated to the trading of equipment, fossils, micromounts, rocks and minerals. Everyone is welcome and all posts concerning trading are welcome.  
     
  • Purpose: Do you love rocks and have some expertise in this field? Would you like to share your knowledge with teachers and those interested in this field? Would you like to bring your knowledge into the classroom but don't know how to get started? Are you a teacher who would like ideas on how to enhance your curriculum in this area? Are you already visiting classrooms and wish to share your knowledge? I love rocks. I collect them for their beauty. I do a rocks and minerals presentation in the elementary schools in my area and I've got so much stuff I'm branching out into fossils as well I'm always looking for suggestions and ideas. Let's all get together and help each other out!  
     

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