The Mineral Industry of Alaska

The Mineral Industry of Alaska Statistics and information on the non fuel mineral commodities produced in Alaska Minerals Yearbook Vol. II – Domestic The 2014 Alaska chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available through the links below.Sources of information Alaska leads in zinc production in the U.S. and is a major producer of gold. It also produces gemstones, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, lead, and silver. Metals contribute over 90% of the value of minerals mined in the State.Aggregates by State and End Use, 1971-2015 Statistical Summary Mineral Commodity Summarie sMineral Industry Surveys Minerals Yearbook Volume I — Metals and Minerals Mineral Yearbook Volume II – Alaska chapters

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Alaska Geographic

We are the official  nonprofit education and fundraising partner to Alaska’s National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and BLM Conservation Lands, creating and delivering exceptional education programs and products through our collaboration with public lands agencies. See what Alaska Geographic has to offer

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Welcome to AGS.​​ The Alaska Geological Society is a not-for-profit organization of both professional geoscientists and general earth science enthusiasts.  Our mission is to promote interest in, and understanding of, the geology of Alaska and to provide a forum and common organization for those interested in geology and related earth sciences.


Mat-Su Valley Alaska

Welcome to Mat-Su Valley Alaska The views of Denali and unspoiled wilderness are grand, the lifestyle simple and there are no limits on adventure.  Mat-Su, Alaska has it all!  Convenient to both Anchorage and Denali National Park, easily reached by car or the Alaska Railroad, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley sprawls across 23,000 square miles of pure Alaska wilderness.

Towering mountains, huge glacier valleys, fish-filled rivers and lakes, abundant Alaska wildlife, glorious hiking country, scenic camping and quaint frontier communities – the Mat-Su is what Alaska visitors dream about.Order the free official Mat-Su Visitor Guide, check out the suggested Alaska itineraries and vacation packages, lodges, cabins, hotels/B&Bs, attractions and activities listed on this site within Vacation Fundamentals.Matanuska-Susitna Valley

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MatSu Rock Mineral Club

MatSu Rock and Mineral Club

Welcome to our Rock Club

We invite you to join our monthly meetings in Palmer, Alaska and become a club member. Member Benefits: Meet other dedicated rock hounds to share good stories and good food; our meetings are potluck

Learn about rocks, gems, and minerals from others who have worked and collected in this field for many years

Learn best places to find specimens and get help identifying your specimens

See fantastic specimens brought in by our members to share and discuss

Join field trips to local collection spots.

Find your very own Alaskan rocks, minerals, and fossils

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Maryland Geological Society

The Maryland Geological Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, study, and display of all aspects of the geological sciences. Members include amateur and professional fossil and mineral collectors. Membership is open to all.

The club meets at the Community Center in Bowie, Maryland, on the third Sunday of every other month, beginning in January. Visitors are welcome!

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Southern Maryland Rock Mineral Club

Southern Md Rock Mineral Club Next Meeting  (More Info)Tuesday,  May 28 – 7:00pm Clearwater Lapidary ClubNext Meeting (More Info)Saturday, May 25 – 10:00amJGem Cutting ClassesNext Class  (More Info) Sat., June 1,  – 10:00am Sponsored by: The Clearwater Nature CenterA Division of the Prince Georges County Department of Parks and RecreationLocated at: 11400 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD. 20735 – (301) 297-4575.Open Daily 8:30am – 5:00pm       Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm     Closed Holidays(Go to the bottom of the hill on Thrift Rd and turn Right at  the “Clearwater Nature Center” sign.)Webmaster: Bob Davidson E-Mail:

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Patuxent Lapidary Guild

Learn to Cut Stones and Create Jewelry with the Patuxent Lapidary GuildAt Patuxent Lapidary Guild, we give you everything you need to develop your craft. Our artists often pick out elements from nature in order to create unique pieces of art. Our Artists Guild is full of creative and innovative artists who are waiting for you to come in so you can begin exploiting your imagination and creating masterpieces.See our class offerings and register at the Book Online tab.Open Shop Hours:Tuesday 6 pm-9 pm (SilverSmithing only)Wednesday 10 am-1 pm (Cab, Casting, Faceting and SilverSmithing)Thursday 6 pm-9 pm (Cab, Casting, Faceting and SilverSmithing)How to Find Us: Patuxent Lapidary Guild is located in the basement of the Annapolis Precious Metals, 169 Defense Hwy. Rt. 450, Annapolis, MDFrom I-97: at Annapolis, leave I-97 and get on Rt. 50 towards the Bay Bridge. After on Rt. 50, take the Parole Exit, continuing right onto West Street. Get in the left lane under the over pass and continues to MD Rt. 450/Defense Hwy, and turn left. 169 Defense Hwy is on the left shortly after the light going into Home Depot.From MD. Rt. 2/Ritchie Hwy.: Continue south and turn right onto West Street. Turn left onto Rt. 450/Defense Hwy.From Washington on Rt. 50: Exit at the Parole exit and continue as from direction from I-97

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Do you collect minerals? Like to learn about fossils? Interested in creating jewelry? Have a child excited about rocks and minerals? Or just want to learn about what is under your feet? Then read on… and join.

For over fifty years we have shared our excitement and knowledge of earth sciences, geology, mineralogy, paleontology (fossils), lapidary arts, and related subjects. Members represent a broad cross section of adults, juniors and families with all levels of expertise. Sharing this common interest, they enjoy the fun of collecting, studying, identifying, displaying, cutting, polishing, faceting, and sharing.

You need not have a degree in Earth Science or Geology! We have over 100 members with a variety of interests in earth sciences and lapidary arts. We are affiliated with the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc.

Our meetings typically have a few minutes of business and announcements, followed by a guest speaker. After a short break, we catch up on any remaining announcements followed by our members’ show and tell table, and door prize drawings. We also have active junior programs (see meeting times below) for 10 to 15 year olds.

We adhere to the American Federation of Mineralogical Society Code of Ethics. Our Mission is to increase knowledge and popular interest in earth sciences, geology, mineralogy, paleontology (Fossils), lapidary arts, and related subjects.

Mailing Address: GEM, LAPIDARY, AND MINERAL SOCIETY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD.,INC.P. O. BOX 444 Gaithersburg, MD 20884-0444

Meeting Place: Rockville Senior Center 1150 Carnation Drive Rockville, MD 7:30pm-10pm Second Monday of each month except July and August.

If schools are closed due to weather we do not meet. Junior program ages 10-15 in Sunroom 7:45pm-9pm.

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