Lapidary Links

Links to more information on Rocks & Minerals:

If you are interested in learning more about lapidary art, there are a number of sources to contact.  For other references call, write, or e-mail the Lizzadro Museum with inquiries.

Magazines

"Rock and Gem" and "Lapidary Journal" are magazines that offer a variety of information on lapidary art, collecting, and rocks and minerals. For lapidary equipment, tools, rough rock and findings check out the listed suppliers. Lapidary clubs can be found worldwide each magazine lists lapidary clubs and upcoming rock & gem shows in the United States and abroad.

Rock & Gem - www.rockngem.com

Lapidary Journal - http://subscriptions.lapidaryjournal.com/Lapidary-Journal-Jewelry-Artist/Magazine

Paragon Book Gallery offers a large selection of books on Asian culture.

Clubs

For a complete listing of lapidary clubs in the United States and internationally, visit www.lapidaryworld.com/clubs_worldwide.html

The Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois is a club dedicated to rock hounds (young and old). Find out about field trips and information on rocks, minerals and fossils, especially the Mazon Creek fossils of Illinois.

The West Suburban Lapidary Club is dedicated to lapidary hobbyists. If you are interested in learning how to cut & polish stones and silversmithing this is it!

Classes

Lapidary classes are offered at many park districts, senior centers and community colleges throughout the United States. Check your local listings. Gem City College Gem City College in Quincy, Illinois is dedicated exclusively to lapidary and jewelry arts.

Gemology

Gemological Institute of America Gemologists are specially trained professionals who can identify and appraise gemstones. For more information about obtaining a degree in gemology and jewelry design, contact: The Gemological Institute of America or call 1-800-545-6566.

Shows

Rock & Mineral, Fossil and Gem Shows are held throughout the year. See Rock & Gem and Lapidary Journal for complete show listings around the United States and at major international shows. For other references call, write, or e-mail the Lizzadro Museum with inquiries.