Links and Resources

There are many great online resources for rocks, gems, lapidary arts, jewelry, and associated hobbies. Here’s a list of some of them.  Let us know if you’d like us to add a link!


SFMS Clubs and Shows




North Carolina


Southeastern Rock Hunting Resources

Museums of Interest to Rockhounds

  • Alabama Museum of Natural History: The AMNH has an immense paleo research collection accumulated over the past 100 years (including what may be the largest mosasaur collection in the world).  The museum also exhibits the ‘Hodges Meteorite’ – the first documented meteorite to hit and injure a human being.
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History: Museum includes the Dynamic Earth exhibition hall with a prehistoric diorama featuring life-size Pteranodon and Albertosaurus models and a realistic construction of an Alabama cave environment.  Also featured are rocks and mineral specimens from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • McWane Science Center: The McWane Center has a spectacular fossil exhibit. The Alabama Dinosaurs exhibit displays actual dinosaur fossils discovered around the state.

Classes and Training

Government and Mining Sites

Other Fun Links

Discussion Boards and  Classified Ads

Lapidary Equipment

Thanks to the Houston Gem and Mineral Society for many of the links found on this page!   They have a great website!