Rockhound Resources

Photo by Denise Harrison & John Marshall

Photo above: The view looking East from the Pittock Mansion in Portland's West Hills

to Mt. Hood standing above the Cascade Range. It is this volcanic nature of the Pacific Northwest that gives the region so many Rockhound wonders such as Thundereggs,

Petrified Wood, and Fossils!

These are some of our favorite sites to learn more about

geology, earth science, rockhounding,

minerals, lapidary, and jewelry.

Rockhound Resources

BLM Maps

Bob's Rock Shop

Earth How

Finding a Dinosaur

Fundamentals of Rocks and Minerals - Study.com

Geology by Nick Zentner

Geology In

Geoscience News and Information

Guide to Geodes

Home Rock Collecting Guide

Home Hobbies: Rock Collecting

How to Make a Cabochon

List of U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones

Mindat

Mineralab - Tools for Gem & Mineral ID

Nature’s Rainbows Fluorescent Mineral

Oregon Geologic Sight Seeing

Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals Virtual Tour

Rock Cycle

Rock-on

Rockhounding for Dummies

Richardsons Rock Ranch

Rock & Gem Magazine Rock Show List USA/Canada/Australia

Science Learning Hub

Smithsonian GeoGallery

Smithsonian - Search Dep. of Mineral Sciences Collections

Smithsonian - Search Dept. of Paleobiology Collections

The Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Geology

The Rock Identification Key

U.S. Geological Survey

USGS Cascade Volcano Observatories

Volcano! Mt St. Helens in Art

Wikipedia Search

You Tube Video Search


Museums

Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals Virtual Tour

OMSI

Crater Rock Museum


Rock Clubs

Oregon Agate & Mineral Society

Columbia Willamette Faceters Guild

Mt Hood Rock Club

NARG – North American Research Group

Oregon Rock Clubs

Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club

Geological Society of the Oregon Country

Willamette Agate & Mineral Society

Washington Rock Clubs

Fluorescent Mineral Society

AFMS Clubs, Societies, Schools, and Organizations

Rock & Gem Magazine - USA Club List


Facebook Educational Groups & Pages

Amazing Geologist Like Page

Agate Collectors Worldwide Group

Fluorescent Mineral Society Group

Geology Books Group

Lapidary Group

Lapidary Equipment Marketplace Group

Microphotography Geology/Mineral Group

Petrified Wood Collectors Worldwide Group


YouTube

Assembling Oregon Geology: Oregon's Physiographic Provinces

Fake Fossils by Dr Bill Orr

Flood Basalts of the Pacific Northwest

Geology of Death Valley by Andrew Dunning

Geology by Nick Zentner in Ellensburg, WA

Ghost Volcanoes in the Cascades

Highland Park Lapidary Equipment How to fix and maintain your equipment.

Molalla River Corridor Geology by Bob Oblack

Molalla Geology Part 2 by Bob Oblack

Mt. St. Helens lecture by Sheila Alfsen

Outdoor Idaho Rockhounds

Plant Fossils in the Pacific Northwest

Supervolcanoes in the Pacific Northwest

Thunder Egg - OPB - Richardson's Ranch


Geology 101 Course - YouTube

Nick Zentner - Central Washington University

GEOL 101 - #1 - Introduction

GEOL 101 - #2 - Relative Age Dating

GEOL 101 - #3 - Absolute Age Dating

GEOL 101 - #4 - Rocks of North America

GEOL 101 - #5 - Metamorphic Rocks

GEOL 101 - #6 - Yakima River Canyon

GEOL 101 - #7 - Glacial Tilt (pending link)

GEOL 101 - #8 - Global Climate History (pending link)

GEOL 101 - #9 - Glacial Landforms & Quiz 1 (pending link)

GEOL 101 - #10 - Ice Age Floods I (pending link)

GEOL 101 - #11 - Ice Age Floods II (pending link)


Links for Junior Rockhound's

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YouTube Videos for Junior Rockhounds

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