Links for Research

USGS National Resources:

USGS Library – Links to numerous mineral related teaching aids

USGS FAQs (Teaching Aids)

Life Cycle of a Mineral Deposit  – An example of a Teacher’s Guide for Hands-On Mineral Education Activities, published in 2005


California State Parks Foundation

California and Nevada Earthquakes

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Columbia State Historic Park

Empire Mine State Historic Park

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

Bodie State Historic Park

California State Mining and Mineral Museum

Yosemite Region:

The CSMMM Facebook Page – Museum hosted

The CSMMMA Facebook Page – Association hosted

Mariposa Museum and History Center

Consortium of Southern Yosemite Museums

 Mariposa State Fair Grounds and Exposition Center

Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Bureau

Mariposa Chamber of Commerce

Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club

Gem and Mineral Information:    To find out anything about almost any mineral