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April, 2023


Change in plans...Most USGS Bulletins will remain in Louisiana for now.  I am selling too many right of them right now to risk separating them from the regular stock.


Please continue to submit your orders by e-mail.  I will never leave town when you have an order pending.  I will be shipped prior to my going anywhere.


Call me if you have any questions.  I am always willing to help you find information you are looking for.  My office landline number is (337) 478 - 0669.  

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

Check out the new sale offers for April which are now now in effect.  They have changed slightly from March offers.  Click on the sale link above and to the left.

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


Two unique, 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, Mineralogy, and Paleontology books

I am also in search of a good ore deposit library.

Trilobite and/or Ammonite books are always welcome.

I am willing to sell your minerals. Details can be worked out - purchase, trade, or consignment.

Mel Schmidt, Owner

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