MS Book and Mineral Company

News Page

Home Page

Contact information

Fossil Specimens

Mineral Specimens

Place an Order


Mining History Illustrations

April, 2024


I hope you will enjoy your visit to this website 

Thank you for all the orders recently 

The link to the sale page is in the upper left corner of most catalogs



MS Book and Mineral Company has started stocking more historical Colorado USGS 1:24,000 and 1:56,000 maps.  Click on this Colorado 1 link here and look for the link on the top of that page to the maps which have their own page.  You can click on the maps to enlarge them.   To enlarge them more yet requires a purchase.


Don't miss out on the latest Cairncross mineral book is ready to ship to you today!  This mineral book is very affordable.  Go to the Select Mineral book catalog for details.




Want to sell your collection now of sometime later?  Please record my contact information.  My advertisement in GSA Today will be disappearing shortly. 


Call me if you have any questions.  I am always willing to help you find information you are looking for.  My fee for helping to find something you need is zero.

My office landline number is (337) 478 - 0669.  

My cell phone number is (337) 292 - 6154.

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

For a list of all U.S. State Catalogs still available 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:

Mineralogy and Paleontology books

Another complete ore deposit and igneous 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

Links to catalogs of this website:

Home Page


Catalogs on this Website

Geology Books - all types

U. S. Geology

USBM Publications

USGS Publications

Ore Deposits

Mineralogy Books