There is a planetful of websites dedicated to the pursuit of everything rocks and minerals.
www.amfed.org American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
www.amfed.org/efmls Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc.
www.danburymuseum.org Danbury Historical Society is the location of the regular monthly meetings
www.mhvgms.org/index Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Meeting Location: Friends Meeting House, 249 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY
Third Friday of the Month, 7:30pm
www.mindat.org “Mindat” is the web site for photos by collectors, collecting information, mineral identification and chat forums. There is an extensive list of collecting sites across the US and other countries with lists of the minerals found in each and GPS coordinates to each site (approximate).
www.ctamachinery.com The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
www.amnh.org American Museum of Natural History
www.usgs.gov U.S. Geological Survey
www.webmineral.com mineralogy database
www.rockngem.com rock and gem magazine
www.womeninmining.org rocks and minerals education foundation
www.rockhounds.com news, articles, and information on everything from the latest discoveries in space to how to facet a stone
www.minrec.org/index The premiere mineral collector’s magazine. Beautiful photographs and scholarly reading
www.rocksandminerals.org Rocks and Minerals magazine
www.geology.com List of common minerals and their description, properties and uses.
www.gemologyonline.com Everything you ever wanted to know about gem stones and their sources and properties.
www.wesleyan.edu/ctgeology Excellent site on the geology of Connecticut.
http://www.mcrocks.com/. Field trip reports, and much more.