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"Let's Collect Rocks & Shells" Booklets
Shell Oil Company
Shell Publications
**** Discontinued - No Longer Available ****

Bebe Adams
Barrick Gold of North America
136 East South Temple Ste 1800
Salt Lake City UT 84111
 "What's a Mine?" - coloring book (Originally published by Placer Dome Inc)
(Placer Dome Inc was acquired by Barrick Gold Corporation, www.barrick.com, in 2006)

Women in Mining Education Foundation
1801 Broadway, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 274-1704
Attn: Jacquie or Minata Miller
Mineral Activity Book
(They send 1 excellent book, but request you take apart and copy all or what pages you wish.  We did that, the whole book is excellent.  Many good ideas.)

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
123 N. Capital Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Attn: Tim Thompson
(319) 354-8343
Color pamphlets on geodes and a sheet of Iowa Coral

Nebraska Conservation & Survey Division
University of Nebraska
113 Nebraska Hall
(402) 472-7211 (Main Operator)
*ask to speak with Roger Pabian.

Luzenac America
P.O. Box 130
Cameron, MT  59720-0130
For: Free Talc samples and educational leaflets

Ohio Geological Survey
4383 Fountain Square Drive
Columbus, Ohio  43224
(614) 265-6583
Attn: Michael C. Hansen
For: Free Geology fact sheets and educational materials

Communications/Community Affairs
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
1 North Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
For: Educational materials for youth

Sunshine Mining & Refining Company
P.O. Box 1080
Kellogg, Idaho  83837
(208) 783-1211
Attn: Rod Cleland (Sr. Mine Geologist
For: Silver Ore samples

Society of Economic Geologists
5805 S. Rapp Street #209
Littleton, CO  80120
(303) 797-0332
For: "Metals Empower Us" posters

NYCO Minerals
P.O. Box 368
Willsboro, NY  12996-0368
(518) 963-4262
For: Wollastonite

* For Your Own Club Library
ODNR Booklet "List of Educational Resources" (not sure if cost)
by Merrianne Hackathorn
(614) 265-6590

Lucky Friday Mine
P.O. Box 31
Mullan, ID  83846-0031
Attn: Robert Mullener
For: Silver ore samples

Missouri Geological Survey
P.O. Box 250
Rolla, MO 65401
Attn: Mr. James H. Williams
(314) 368-2101
For: Fact sheets & brochures

Bureau of Land Management
Utah State Office #930
P.O. Box 45155
Salt Lake City, UT  84145-0155
Attn: Shelly Smith
For: PLM Dinosaur Posters

Wyoming Dinosaur Center
Big Horn Basin Foundation
P.O. Box 71
Thermopolis, WY  82443
For:  The Wyoming Dinosaur Center has a packet of educational materials on starting a fossil club for students.  It contains a lot of good stuff.  Not sure if there is a cost.

Wyoming Dinosaur Center
110 Carter Ranch Road
Thermopolis, WY  82443
For: Supply of brochures and yr. 2000 calendar of "Kids Digs"

Bureau of Land Management
Eastern States
7450 Boston Boulevard
Springfield, VA  22153
For: "Fossils on America's Public Lands" brochures

Career Information
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA  22302
    -AND-
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
P.O. Box 702740
Tulsa, OK  74170

Northwest Mining Association
10 N Post Street, Suite 414
Spokane, WA  99201-0772
(509) 624-1158
For: "Mighty Minerals"

US Dept. of the Interior
The Mark Trail/Ed Dodd Foundation
P.O. Box 2807
Gainesville, GA  30503
For: "Take Pride in America"

Be sure to allow plenty of time for delivery before the date you need them by.

Most of the resources listed above are free, but always ask if there is a cost involved.

We would like to thank Neil Reeder of the Midwest Federation for helping us to compile this list.  This initial list was distributed by Bob & Kathy Miller, AFMS/MWF Junior Co-Chairmen.  We are open to and invite suggestions if anyone has more resources of free educational material for our Junior Rockhounds.

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Gary A. Buhr, Advistor to Everett Rookie Rockhounds provided the following additional sources of materials:

U.S. Geological Survey
Information Services
P.O. Box 25286
Denver, CO  80225
For: "Collecting Rocks" - info pamphlet (complimentary)
        "Fossils, Rocks and Time" - info booklet (complimentary)

The How and Why Activity Wonder Book of EARTH - book of info puzzles
By Q.L. Pearce (1989)
ISBN: 0-8431-4299-5
Published by Price Stern Sloan, Inc.
360 North LaCienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA  90048

The How and Why Activity Wonder Book of EARTH - book of info puzzles
By Q.L. Pearce (1989)
ISBN: 0-8431-4296-0
Published by Price Stern Sloan, Inc.
360 North LaCienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA  90048

Geology Crafts for Kids: 50 Nifty Projects that Explore the Marvels of Planet Earth- book of projects
By Alan Anderson, Gwen Diehn & Terry Krautwurt (1998)
a Sterling/Lark Book
ISBN: 0-8069-8156-3
Published by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
New York

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The Future Rockhounds of America, a.k.a. Che-Hanna Pebble Pups, from Sayre, PA have been using the EFMLS publication: "Working With Young People" by Mabel Kingdom Cross for several years. It contains valuable instructions and lots of good ideas for programs and activities. It is available from the 

EFMLS Supply Person, Ned Reynolds
37 Broadway
Amenia, NY 12501-0394
(914) 373-9548
$2.50 plus shipping.

2 of our favorite books for fun activities are Janice VanCleave's "EarthScience for Every Kid" and "Dinosaurs for Every Kid". They can be purchased at most book stores.

Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Professional, Reference and Trade Group
605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158-0012
Janice wrote a book on most of the sciences.

 

 

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