& Mineral Society
The Geologists’ Association is one of
the UK’s only charitable organisations serving the interest
of both amateur and professional geologists. The Geologists’
Association supports and assists all geologists - whatever their level
of expertise. Since its establishment in 1858, the Geologists’
Association has promoted the study of geology and helped geologists
to widen and deepen their knowledge. The Curry Fund of the Geologists’
Association is a trust fund which supports geological projects and
UK Facet Cutters' Guild
The UKFCG was set up in August 1994
by a very small group of faceting enthusiasts who wanted to communicate
with other facetors in order to improve skills by exchanging ideas
and techniques. Four newsletters are produced each year and members
are invited to contribute articles. The librarian also holds a number
of books and videos on faceting and related subjects for loan to members.
Faceting competitions, judged by internationally qualified judges,
are held annually with sections for various skill levels.
(British Micromount Society)
For all those who are interested in
looking at minerals on a much smaller scale.
Micromineral samples often show
in much greater detail the perfection of crystal form.
Take a look at the site to see
Norfolk Mineral and Lapidary Society
We are based in Britain, about 100 miles
north-ish of London and as many would have it, on the road to nowhere.
But don't you believe it! It is true that there is nothing beyond
the County but the North Sea but those that come rarely want to leave,
we won't let them! The Society was founded in 1973 and is the only
one of its kind in East Anglia. Our members, young and not so young,
come from a wide area and from many different walks of life.
Essex Rock and Mineral Society
The Essex Rock & Mineral Society is an amateur geological society
which aims to cater for a wide spectrum of ages, expertise & interests
in rocks, minerals, fossils and lapidary. We have a full lecture programme
throughout the year at our monthly meetings. These are held in Hornchurch
on the second Tuesday of every month starting at 8pm. If you are in
the area or just passing through and wish to attend the odd meeting,
please do so as our guest (no charge). Additionally, for members,
there are numerous organised field trips throughout the year.
The work of Jolyon Ralph and his team
could not have gone un-noticed by any serious mineral collector.
One of the finest databases for mineral information and photographs
Jolyon Ralph and his team have recently
put together a mammoth new web site devoted to gemstones - one not
to be missed by any serious gemstone enthusiast and/or collector.
Established 1972. Supplier of Lapidary and Jewellery-making
Tools and Equipment, STONE POLISHER (STONE TUMBLER or PEBBLE POLISHER),
Natural Crystals & Gemstones. Retail (Manchester Minerals) and
Wholesale (Hilton Bros Ltd). FINDINGS can now be ordered on-line.
United Kingdom Geologists Equipment
UKGE Limited, specialists in one of the largest ranges
of Earth Science Equipment, Tools and Books, Geological Maps, Field
Equipment, Navigation / Safety Wear, stone tumblers and microscopes
found in an online store.
UK Fossils Network
Fossils and rocks can be found easily
with a little patience and the knowledge of where to look and what
to find. The UK Fossils network covers a large number of locations
that are suitable for fossil collecting, complete with what fossils
you can find, thousands of geological and fossil photos.
We seek the latest information from professional and scientific bodies
to ensure that the information is as accurate as we can make it. It
is important to understand the life and times of the fossils you find
and how to look after, clean and identify your finds.
The Trevithick Society is one
of the oldest industrial preservation societies in the UK, having
been founded in 1935 to save the Levant beam winding engine from being
scrapped. The Society is based in Cornwall but has interests in cornish
industry wherever it may be.
An essential contact for all things geological.
web site offering everything the amateur or professional geologist
might need, from the laboratory microscope to field equipment as well
as mineral, fossil and rock samples.