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, 2022

We have just returned from Wyoming where we spent a full 3 weeks working on our new facility in Wyoming.  Two wind storms extended our stay for several days, but we had a pleasant drive home just before the first real snow storm hit most of Wyoming.

I don't know when we will kick moving up there into high gear, but I hope it will be soon.

I am back to working on the website adding new inventory and deleting what has sold during the Fall season.  Thank you for all the orders arriving lately.

Please continue to submit your orders by e-mail.  You may call me if you have a question.  My office number is 337-478-0669.  

Please continue to send in your book, mineral, and fossil orders to me at:

Many new historical books have been added to the Arcadia Publishing Catalog for 2022.  The link to all of these publications is: 

The Arcadia books are now listed in individual state catalogs also.  States included to date:  Arizona II, California II, Nevada II, Montana II, Utah II, and Wyoming II.  These books are on sale at all times.

For a list of all U.S. State Catalogs still available on this website click here:  United States Mining History & Geology


Two new historic 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. 

Your Satisfaction is guaranteed on all purchases!

Items I am looking for:

Igneous and Mineralogy books - I need to find and purchase another complete igneous and/or mineralogy library.

I am also in search of an entire ore deposit library.

Trilobite and/or Ammonite books are always welcome.

Select upscale minerals for purchase, trade, or consignment.

Mel Schmidt, Owner

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USGS Publications

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Geological Association of Canada

Geological Society of London

Mining Handbooks

Mining History

Roadside Geology

Rock, Gem, and Mineral Books


Trails Illustrated Maps