Links to Other NZ Clubs:

Canterbury Mineral & Lapidary Club

Otago Rock and Mineral Club  

North Shore Rockhounds Club Inc

Whangarei Rock & Gemstone Club Inc

Palmerston North Rock & Mineral Club

Nelson Rock and Mineral Club


Links to Books:

Fossils of New Zealand
Colour photographs illustrating over 200 fossils commonly found in New Zealand.Compact, easy-to-use format; the ideal pocket-size travelling companion. Dr Hamish Campbell, Alan Beu, James Crampton, Liz Kennedy and Marianna Terezow.  Purchase from GNS Science Publications


A photographic guide to rocks & minerals of New Zealand
Nick Mortimer, Hamish Campbell and Margaret Low. 2011.
purchase your copy and other great titles from GNS Science Publications.


Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Geology  by Jocelyn Thornton


Here you can download a PDF file of Jocelyn’s 1985 Book “Gemstones”
The file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and is a little over 11 Mb in size.


Here you can download a PDF file of Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand
The file is in PDF format and very large at 84Mb, you can also order it on CD


Rock and Mineral Site Links: 

Short videos from GNS Science

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Comprehensive site claims to be the largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet. This site contains worldwide data on minerals, mineral collecting, mineral localities and other mineralogical information.  Good photos.

Mineralogy Database
Comprehensive site with many sections. ie: Alphabetical listing, image listing, crystallography, chemical composition, etc. Very informative. This site has many links to many other mineral database listings.

e.explore.rock and mineral combines the best of a traditional reference book with an extra digital dimension.

Virtual Museum of the History of Mineralogy
A minerals database called The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom.
Amethyst Galleries Mineral Site. Describes over 600 minerals species and over 5000 specimens.
An excellent site with mineral and gemstone pictures and descriptions. Site contains over 600 pictures unfortunately displayed very small. Also tutorials on photography, faceting, geology, and other subjects you will be surprised at.
An online encyclopedia of gemstones.
Essentially a collection of miscellaneous links in the rock world
Mineral images of specimens from the collection of the University of Bremen, Germany.
NZ Micro-Mineral Club.

Free software for cataloging private mineral collections.


Links to Suppliers:

Syntech Distributors – Silica Grit for Lapidary Work
80 Silica-CH 80 Price on Enquiry 5 kg
220 Silica-CH 220 Price on Enquiry 5 kg
600 Silica-600 Price on Enquiry 1 kg
Phone 09 820 2121


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