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Smithsonian Natural History - Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff; Becky Alexander (Editor)
ISBN: 0756667526
Publication Date: 2010-10-04

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1,001 Facts about Rocks and Minerals - Sue Fuller; Christopher Maynard; Sue Grabham (Editor)
ISBN: 0789490439
Publication Date: 2002-12-02

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Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils - A. Woolley; A. Bishop; W. Hamilton
ISBN: 0521778816
Publication Date: 1999-11-13

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Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals - Michael O'Donoghue
ISBN: 0831763892
Publication Date: 1992-09-01

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1,001 Facts about Planet Earth - Cally Hall; Scarlett O'Hara; Jen Green; Sue Grabham (Editor)
ISBN: 0789490420
Publication Date: 2002-12-02

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Rocks, Minerals, and Soil - Grolier Educational Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 0717255980
Publication Date: 2001-11-01
Check out the volume on minerals.

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Earth Science:Discovering the Secrets of the Earth - Grolier Educational Staff
ISBN: 0717294935
Publication Date: 2000-05-01
The Minerals volume is on the cart.

Select Mineral Websites

  • Mineral Library
    An A-Z covering the properties of minerals, most with pictures.
  • Exploring Earth and Space Science
    This is a great E&S encyclopedia with articles and media. Citations and translations available, too.
  • Minerals
  • Minerals Education Database
    Another A-Z source.
  • Minerals from US Geological Survey
    This is a great page to learn about the trade and value of your mineral, but may not be much help in putting together your trading card. Some minerals have "Factsheets" which would be helpful. USE WITH CAUTION.
  • Minerals from Windows to the Universe
    It will help if you've already learned whether your mineral is a silicate or non-silicate mineral. Less information, but the articles can be translated into Spanish.
  • Minerals Zone
    While the purpose of this site is not academic, "An anonymous and a non-transparent online free mineral marketplace for buyers and sellers to reach each other for deal closure globally," there is a lot of information to be mined (forgive the pun). Minerals are grouped as Industrial or Stone or Gem
  • Rocks and Minerals
    From the Kentucky Geological Survey.

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