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Geologists' Association

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 grants.

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.

BMS (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 what's involved.

Norfolk Mineral and Lapidary Society

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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 world wide.

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.

Manchester Minerals

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.

Trevithick Society

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.

Geo Supplies Ltd.

An essential contact for all things geological.
A 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.

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