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January 18, 2021

All Alaska Publications are now on sale:

Buy any 2 Alaska Publications, get a 20% discount
Buy any 4 Alaska Publications, get a 40% discount
Buy any 6 Alaska Publications, get a 50%
Want more than 6 items, let's talk

Alaska links:

Alaska 1 Catalog - Federal Publications

Alaska 2 Catalog - State and Miscellaneous Publications

If you have visited this site previously, you know I have always marked new items in most catalogs in a different color.  This has ended.  All lines of offerings will now be black.
Reason for the change.  That process takes more time than I have now.  Later this year we plan to start some of the final touches to our new facility, painting, floor coverings, buy applicances. 
All that will eat all my residual time.

Two new catalogs coming on-line soon of real rare material.

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.

Six new catalogs were created recently:

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.  It now contains about 2000 folios. Most of these have still not been added to State Catalogs.

Your Satisfaction is guaranteed on all purchases!

Items I need:

The request for an Invertebrate Paleontology library has now been deleted from this list as we have received a huge personal library to fill that need.

1. Ore Deposit books, more recent publications preferred

2. Igneous books, a complete igneous library

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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Mineralogical Record


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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