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July, 2021

Many new historical books have been added from the Arcadia Publishing Catalog for 2021.  The link to all of these publications is: 
These books have now listed in individual state catalogs also. 

States included to date:  Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. 

For a list of all U.S. State Catalogs available on this website click here:

Two new catalogs of Tristate and Upper Mississippi Valley Lead and Zinc mining:

Tristate Pb-Zn Mining:  Lead and Zinc Mining in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri

Upper Mississippi Valley Zn-Pb Ore Deposits: Zinc and Lead Mining in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois.

Several new catalogs were created recently:

Geological Society of America
**  A catalog of GSA listing publications being introduced for the first time on this website

Minerals Science and Engineering
* A Minerals Science Journal of Johannesburg, South Africa

Salt and Salt Domes
* Publications concerning the production and formation of salt deposits

Canadian Mineralogist
** The main Canadian Journal dedicated to the Science of Mineral Structure and Science

der Aufschulss
A German journal packed with articles on minerals, fossils and geology from locations around the /World

Journal of Geochemical Exploration
** The journal dedicated to locating mineral deposits

Mineralium Deposita
** An International Journal for Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits,

*This catalog is now complete

**This catalog is a work in progress with hundreds more to add to the catalog

I have just completed updating the USGS Folio Catalog: USGS Folios.  The is one catalog where I have not posted on line how many of each have in stock.
It now contains over 2000 folios. Most of these have still not been added to State Catalogs.  These are shipped in 4" carpet tubes.

Your Satisfaction is guaranteed on all purchases!

Items I need:

1. Ore Deposit books, I need to find and purchase a complete mining library, at a reasonable price please

2. Igneous books, I need to find and purchase a complete igneous library, at a reasonable price please

3. Mineralogical Records, a complete set or individual volumes, excellent condition please

4. Mineralogy Books, old classics and/or recent publications

5. Trilobite or Ammonite books

6. Upscale minerals for purchase, trade, or consignment

7. A set of rock thin section microscope slides

Mel Schmidt, Owner

Links to catalogs of this website:

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USBM Publications

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Ore Deposits

Paleontology Books

Mineralogical Record


Mineralogy Books

GSA DNAG Publications

Handbooks and Catalogs

Geological Association of Canada

Geological Society of London

Mining Handbooks

Mining History

Railroad Books

Roadside Geology

Rock, Gem, and Mineral Books


Trails Illustrated Maps