Resources and Links

Attractions of Geologic Interest

Museums and Societies
 
Area Clubs
Ancient Earthworks Society 
Badger Lapidary and Geological Society 
Black Hawk Gem and Mineral Club (Rock Island Illinois) 
Cedar Valley Rock Club, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society 
Chippewa Valley Gem and Mineral Society, Eau Claire, WI 
Des Plaines Valley Geological Society (Des Plaines, IL) 
Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois 
Elgin Rock and Mineral Society 
Four Lakes Metal Detecting Club 
Greenbush Prospectors 
Mid-america Geographic Foundation, Fond du lac, WI 
Neville Public Museum (which has a rock club) 
Oshkosh Earth Science Club, Oshkosh, WI 
Racine Geological Society 
Rock Ladies Educational Business 
Rock River Valley Geological Club   
St Croix Rockhounds, Stillwater, MN 
Wisconsin Geological Society (Milwaukee) 
Wisconsin Prospectors 

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Miscellaneous Resources
Semi Precious Stones Guide
Book: Meteorite Hunting
Interactive Wisconsin Geology
Prof Dutch's Geology of Wisconsin
Great Lakes Drainage Basin
First Illinois Geological Survey 1851-1875 online
Morvel tectonic plate movement model
About fireballs (meteor falls) and reporting them
Mississippi Valley Archeology Center
Geology by Light Plane
Cultural Landscape Legacies
Classzone Exploring Earth
An Online Guide to Sequence Stratigraphy
Invertebrate Paleontology Tutorial
Mineralogical Society of America
Ice Age Trail Foundation 
Ultimate Beginners Guide to Rock Tumbling
Consumer Affairs (resource for gold dealers, collectors, etc)
Home Hobbies: Rock Collecting by HomeAdvisor - Special thank you to Amy Ashford and the students at Kingston Schools for using our site, giving feedback, and introducing us to this resource!

Sources of Rocks and Gear
Metaphysical Crystals and Stone Resources
Angel Light, LLC Elm Grove WI 
Earthsong Books & Gifts Janesville, WI 
Free Spirit Crystals Rough specimens, tumbled stones, & large pieces - Butler, WI 
Mimosa Books & Gifts Specimens & tumbled stones -  Madison, WI
Peaceful Heart Gifts & Books 123 S. Main Street, Oregon, WI 53575 (608) 835-5288
The Rose Gallery Lake Mills, WI
Shakti Bookshop A small selection of minerals & tumbled stones - Madison, WI

General Rock & Gear Resources
Bob's Rock Shop Sales and abundant information for rockhounds
Burnies Rock Shop Rocks, Minerals, Gems, Jewelry Madison, WI 
Casoro: Guide to Diamonds, Rocks, and Minerals
Dust Devil Mining Sunstone Mine, OR
Earthaven Museum - Earth Science Education Gillett, WI 
Earth Prospect Minerals Plymouth, WI
Gary's Rock Shop Viroqua, WI - Beginners to serious collectors; lapidary supplies 
Jack Pine Rock Shop Hayward, WI 
Larsons' Rocks and Minerals Reedsburg, WI
Leach's Rock & Gift Shop Nekoosa, WI
Pampered Stones Ripon, WI  
Minerals and More (previously Relics Fossils and Rocks)
Rosley's Rocks and Gems Chicago, IL 
Steven's Rocks & Gifts Marshall, WI-Cut & uncut rocks, geodes, polished, art objects
Wrap-N-Rock Gems 

(Inactive links removed or updated 3/21/17. Links also removed when Google Maps has indicated that a business is permanently closed.)