Links - Information for Rockhounds on the Internet


One of the great joys of this hobby is that it provides the opportunity for life long learning. Besides the joys of finding, seeing, touching and making things with rocks and minerals ~ there is the joy of learning more about them. There are many resources out there. Here is just a small sample to set you on your way.

If you would like to recommend a resource, your comments are most welcome. Send us an email with your suggestions. If you could briefly describe the resource and why you consider it to be of value, that would also be appreciated.

    Miscellaneous Links
  1. Geotours Northern Ontario
  2. Accounting for Types of Radiometric Dating
  3. Toronto Field Naturalists
  4. Minerals ~ sites of minerals within collecting/driving distance
  5. Canadian & Provincial Geological Associations
  6. Canadian Federal Government - geology departments
  7. Provinces & Territories
  8. Canadian Universities ~ Earth Science Departments
  9. Earth Science Guide to Fossil Dating
  10. OHTO - Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization.www.ohto.ca

Miscellaneous Links - A grab bag of sites that could be of interest to you

  • Bob's Rock Shop - A fantastic jumping off spot for the web
  • Rock Hound Station 1 - A Global Communication Centre for Rockhounds
  • PickNBar Minerals - Commercial Minerals, Gems and Carvings from around the World
  • Friends of Mineralogy - Collectors, professionals, and curators who share a love of mineral specimens and the desire to promote understanding and appreciation of mineralogy
  • RocksForKids.com - A site about rocks written for kids.
  • Toronto Field Naturalists
  • American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
  • Mineralogy Database - An incredibly complete database with all known minerals listed with lots of data.
  • MineralTown - A site located in Spain that has articles, educational contents, photo galleries, trade zone, its own search engine and directory of web sites about rocks, gems, fossils and minerals.
  • What's the Best Gold Prospecting Metal Detector?  The article makes suggestions for beginners to expert gold hounds, and gets into some more technical topics that will help people get the most out of their experience and equipment. 

Minerals ~ Some Sites about Minerals of Interest to Central Canadian Rockhounds

These sites are of interest because they feature minerals that are obtainable within driving distance of where most of us live. That makes these locations of interest to field collectors

Canadian & Provincial Geological Associations

Canadian Federal Government

Provincial & Territorial Sites related to geology

Canadian University Earth Science Departments