Basic Mineral Identification
Mineral Information Finder
Rocks and minerals are essential in our lives. In fact, the world would be a completely different place if we did not know how to mine, process and use minerals. Encyclopedia, glossary and history of minerals.
Minerals By Name
Alphabetical listing of minerals which then link to pictures and descriptions.
A Diamond’s Deep History
Look at a diamond and you are seeing ancient history. Diamonds were formed long, long ago in a place far underground.
Gem Stones Coloring Sheet
Learn about aquamarines, amber, rubies, quartz, pearls, and turquoise as you color their pictures.
These folks will take you on a gold mining tour. Kids under 12 are free. Write them an interesting email about gold, and they may send you a nugget. (Do ask a parent before giving anyone your email address online.)
An effective panning technique will come with practice. In the mean time, here are a few simple steps to get you started.