The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom

Welcome to the
January 2014 Newsletter!

This is one of our most exciting newsletters. 2014 is a big year for, as it will bring a brand new design to our site and we will be offering many interesting site promotions.

2014 Giveaway:
Trip to Tucson for the 2015 Shows!

Win a Free Trip to Tucson for the mineral and gem shows – courtesy of! Every February, the mineral and gemstone world converges on Tucson, Arizona for an annual pilgrimage. Whether you are a Tucson regular or never had the experience, let help you get there for next year’s show! is proud to announce our 2014 Giveaway:
A free trip to Tucson for the 2015 show! 

Click here for more details.

Free Trip to Tucson

Winner of Facebook Contest

The winner of this magnificent 1.02 carat uncut natural Diamond crystal from our Facebook Contest is Chris Butscher from California! Congratulations! We hope you will enjoy your natural Diamond crystal, courtesy of! If you missed your chance to enter the contest this time around, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you'll know when
we run our next contest.

Our Facebook page now has over 200 likes since starting this campaign! Stay tuned for other similar contests we’ll be promoting on Social Media!

  Click Here to Visit our Facebook page.

  Click Here to Follow us on Twitter.

Ads in Mineral Publications

Watch for our ads in the following publications:

  • Mineralogical Record
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Tucson Gem & Mineral Show official showguide
  • Xpo Express Showguide

The Rocks & Minerals magazine that has our full-page ad is already printed and mailed out, so you may have even seen that one already!

New Minerals Added

We have added several new minerals since our last newsletter, with comprehensive information, relevant photos and locality information, and 3D animated  crystals. These new minerals include:

Book Review: The Collector's Guide to the Minerals of New York State

I recently ordered a copy of the new book by Dr. Steven C. Chamberlain and Dr. George W. Robinson titled "The Collector's Guide to the Minerals of New York State." The book was published this past year, and definitely filled an important void. New York State has a rich mineral history with many classic localities. This book focuses on many of those important New York mines and deposits.

Click here to read the full review on our news page: Redesign:

We have almost completed the redesign of our website with an anticipated January roll out. The new design sports an updated look with a number of exciting features.
Stay tuned!

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