The Bureau of
Land Management (BLM) is responsible for managing 264 million acres of
land--about one-eighth of the land in the United States--and about 300 million
additional acres of subsurface mineral resources. The Bureau is also responsible
for wildfire management and suppression on 388 million acres.
Park Service serves as guardian of our diverse cultural and recreational
resources, environmental advocate, world leader in the parks and preservation
community, and pioneer in the drive to protect America's open
Similar to the
Smithsonian link, this web site also offers a wide range of topics and the best
thing about it is that you can read their current magazine edition online. The
site is updated often so be sure to check back occasionally.
If you are
looking for an encyclopedia of data on gems and minerals A-Z, we've found one
on-line! Lists can be categorized by name, color, density, or a variety of
chemical properties found in the specimens. Most of the information is very
complete and informative.
One of the oldest
(and Largest) sites of it's kind on the web. Bob's Rock Shop contains some great
pictures and stories of some of Bob's own personal finds. There is also a page
of links to related pages and dealer information if you are interested in