Gemstones & Minerals

A portfolio of some of the best websites worldwide on gemstones, selected for you by a professional geologist. With links to related sites on mining and mineralogy.

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Educational Sites
The Minerals and Gemstones Kingdom **** (1)
Comprehensive information on rocks, minerals and gemstones. With a minerals a-z, a glossary and an image gallery.
Gemstones Guidebook *** (2)
A U.S.G.S. overview of specific gemstones found in the US.
International Gem Society *** (3)
Quality information and educational services to everyone interested in Gemstones. With reference charts and gem listings.
Gems & Precious Stones *** (4)
Covers topics central to gemology such as mineralogy and geology with lectures and images.
Smithsonian Gem & Mineral Collection *** (5)
A selection of images of gemstones with summary descriptions.
Minerals Information *** (6)
Statistics, with loads of info such as commodity summaries and yearbooks from the U.S.G.S..
The Mineral Gallery *** (7)
Mineral descriptions and images, by name or by class.
Gemology & Lapidary *** (8)
Loads of invaluable articles on gemstones such as 'tools used by gemologists.'
The World of Amber *** (9)
Comprehensive treatment of the subject with links.
Gemstone FAQ ** (10)
Frequently asked questions about gemstones.
Introductory Gemology ** (11)
Definitions of the physical properties of Gemstones.

Byrud ** (12)
Norway, Emerald Mines
Finland ** (13)
Diamond Potential of Finland: Summary  

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