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, 2021

My travels are now completed for this year.  I should now be available every day throughout the fall and winter months. 

The Company will start moving inventory to our new home base in Wyoming next Spring.  I will start packing books shortly.  The inventory will be split for quite some time.  I will ship your orders in the future, some items from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and some from Powell, Wyoming.  I will post on the website which catalogs have been moved.  I will move entire catalogs at one time. 

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

Many new historical books have been added from the Arcadia Publishing Catalog for 2021.  The link to all of these publications is: 

These books are 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 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.  Receent additions this week have been made to this catalog  [today's date: 9/26/2021]

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

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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Catalogs on this Website

Geology Books - all types

U. S. Geology

USBM Publications

USGS Publications

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