State Mineralogy books

Although Friends of Mineralogy has been gently pursuing state localities indexes since its founding in 1970, the status of published state mineralogies is of parallel interest. Art Smith summarized the status of state mineralogies in several mineral collecting bibliographies that were published in the Mineralogical Record. Since Art’s compilation a few more state’s have completed or updated their state mineralogy. Only a handful of states have no publication that can be used to know what minerals occur within their borders.  No statewide hardcopy mineralogies exist for Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin. State mineralogies are NOT a National Friends of Mineralogy project, although any chapter may do so. Such an activity requires long term planning and numerous truly dedicated people. Good state mineralogies require a huge amount of work over an extended period of time, and a great deal of patience working with teams of people. The Colorado Chapter took on such a project circa 1980 but the product of that work was not published until 1997.

The list below summarizes the status of state mineralogies from a historical perspective. All state mineralogies or facsimiles thereof are shown in chronologic order. For example, Pennsylvania and California have a long tradition of updating each successive mineralogy. The key take-away is that once a state mineralogy has been written, updating becomes an easier task for later people. All these books were written by the authors indicated. The compilation shown here does not indicate that Friends of Mineralogy, which has existed only since 1970, had connection to the publication of the books.

 Alabama

Cook, R. B. and Smith, W. R. 1982. Mineralogy of Alabama.  Alabama Geological Survey Bulletin B-20, 285 p.

Alaska

No state mineralogy

Arizona

Blake, William Phipps. 1909. Minerals of Arizona: Their Occurrence and Association. A report to Hon. J.H. Kibbey, Tucson, AZ, 64 p.

Guild, Frank Nelson. 1910. The mineralogy of Arizona. The Chemical publishing company, Easton, PA, 103 p.
https://ia601405.us.archive.org/2/items/mineralogyarizo00guilgoog/mineralogyarizo00guilgoog.pdf

Galbraith, Frederic W. 1947. Minerals of Arizona (revised). University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Bureau of Mines, geological series no. 17, Bulletin no. 153, second edition. 101 p.
http://www.azgs.az.gov/Mineral%20Scans/Minerals%20of%20Arizona–Bull.153.pdf

Anthony, John W.; Williams, Sidney A.; and Bideaux, Richard A.  1977.  Mineralogy of Arizona. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 254 p.

Anthony, John W.; Williams, Sidney A.; and Bideaux, Richard A. 1982.  Mineralogy of Arizona. Second edition, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 264 p

Anthony, J. W.; Williams, Sidney A.; Bideaux, Richard A.; and Grant, R. W. 1995.  Mineralogy of Arizona. Third edition, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 508 p. (1st. ed., 1977; 2nd ed., 1982)

Arkansas

Purdue, A. H. 1912. Compendium of the mineral resources of Arkansas.  Little Rock Board of Trade Bulletin.

Howard, J. M. 1987. Mineral Species of Arkansas – a digest. Arkansas Geological Commission Bulletin 23, 187 p.

Howard, J. M. 2007. Mineral Species of Arkansas – a digest. Arkansas Geological Commission Bulletin 23, Revision of the 1987 edition, 140 p.

California

Blake, William Phipps. 1866. Annotated catalog of Principal mineral species hitherto recognized in California and the adjoining states and territories. California State board of Agriculture report, Sacramento, CA, 31 p.

Hanks, Henry Garber. 1884. Catalog and description of the Minerals of California as far as known. From the Fourth Annual report of the State Geologist, California Geological Survey, 410 p.

Eakle, Arthur Starr. 1914. Minerals of California. California State Mining Bureau, Bulletin 67, 226 p.

Eakle, Arthur Starr. 1923. Minerals of California.  California State Mining Bureau, Bulletin 91, 328 p

Pabst, Adolf. 1938. Minerals of California. California. Department of Natural Resources,  Division of mines, Bulletin 113, 344 p.

Murdock, Joseph and Webb, Robert Wallace. 1948. Minerals of California. California Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mines, bulletin 136, 402 p.

Murdock, Joseph. 1956. Minerals of California. California Division of Mines, bulletin 173, 452 p.

Murdock, Joseph and Webb, Robert Wallace. 1966. Minerals of California, Centennial volume 1866-1966.  California Division of Mines and Geology, 559 p.

Pemberton, H. E. 1983. Minerals of California. Van Nostrand Reinhold New York 591 p.

Colorado

Smith, J. Alden. 1866. Catalogue of the Principal Minerals found in the Colorado Territory. Published serially during November 1866 of the Black Hawk Daily Mining Journal, and as a special issue (November 20, 1866) in the Black Hawk Mining Journal Weekly edition, Black Hawk, CO.

Smith, J. Alden. 1870. Catalogue of the Principal Minerals of Colorado, with Annotations on the Local Peculiarities of Several Species. Register office, Central City, CO, 16 p.

Randall, J. S. 1877. Mineralogy of Colorado. The Courier, [First edition,] Georgetown, CO.

Smith, J. Alden. 1881. Catalogue of the Principal Minerals of Colorado, with Annotations on the Local Peculiarities of Several Species. In: Report on the development of the mineral, metallurgical, agricultural, pastoral, and other resources of Colorado for 1879 and 1880. Chain and Hardy, Denver, CO.

Smith, J. Alden. 1883. Catalogue of the Principal Minerals of Colorado, with Annotations on the Local Peculiarities of Several Species. In: Report on the development of the mineral, metallurgical, agricultural, pastoral, and other resources of Colorado for 1881 and 1882. Chain and Hardy, Denver, CO.

Randall, J. S. 1887. Minerals of Colorado. The Courier, [Second edition,] Georgetown, CO, 60 p.

Randall, Jesse Summers. 1893. Minerals of Colorado.  Third Edition, The Courier, Georgetown, CO. 48 + 8 p.

Eckel, Edwin B. 1961. Minerals of Colorado: A 100 -Year Record. U. S. Geological Survey bulletin 1114, 399 p.

Eckel, Edwin Butt,  revised and updated by Cobban, R.; Collins, D.; Foord, E. E.; Kile, D.; Modreski, P.; and Murphy, J. 1997.  Minerals of Colorado. Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado, 676 p.

Connecticut      

Schairer, John F. 1931. The Minerals of Connecticut. State Geological and Natural History Survey, bulletin 51, 121 p.

Sohon, J. A. 1951.   Connecticut Minerals.  Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey, bulletin 77, 128 p.

Schooner, Richard. 1961. The Mineralogy of Connecticut.  Fluorescent House, 89 p.

Delaware

Pickett, Thomas E. and Windish, D. C. 1980. Delaware, Its Rocks, Minerals and Fossils. Delaware Geological Survey and Division of Economic Development, Special publication 19, 18 p.

Pickett, Thomas E. and Windish, D. C. 1992. Delaware, Its Rocks, Minerals and Fossils. Revision, Delaware Geological Survey, Special publication 19, 18 p.

District of Columbia

Bernstein, L. R. 1980.    Minerals of the Washington D.C. Area. Maryland Geological Survey Educational Series Number 5, 148 p.

Florida

Bishop, Ernest W. and Lawrence L. Dee, Jr. 1961. Rocks and Minerals of Florida, A Guide. Florida Geological Survey Special Publication 8, 41 p.

Lane, E. 1987. A Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Florida.  Florida Geological Survey, Bureau of Geology, Special Publication 8, 61 p.

Georgia

Cook, R. B. 1978. Minerals of Georgia : Their Properties and Occurrences. Georgia Geological Survey Bulletin B-92, 189 p.

Cook, Robert B. and Gray, Julian C.  2016. Minerals of Georgia: Their Properties and Occurrences. Santamaria, Jose; editor. University of Georgia Press, 360 p.

Hawaii

No state mineralogy

Idaho

 Shannon, Earl V. 1926. The minerals of Idaho. United States National Museum, bulletin 131, Washington, 483 p.

Ream, Lanny, R. 1989. Idaho Minerals.  L. R. Ream Publishing, Idaho, 329 p.

Illinois

Hanagan, Betty Jean; Odom, I. Edgar; Trueblood, Shirley J.; Lamar, J. E.; and Bradbury, J. C. 1959. Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Illinois. Illinois State Geol Survey Educational Series 5, 46 p.

Frankie, W., 2004, Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Illinois. Geoscience Education Series 16, 69 p.

Indiana

Erd, Richard C. and Greenberg, Seymour S. 1960. Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18, 73 p.

Shaffer, N. D. 2002. Minerals of Indiana. CD-ROM. Indiana Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publications.

Iowa

Horick, Paul J. 1974. Minerals of Iowa. Iowa Geological Survey Educational Series 2,  88 p.

Garvin, Paul. 1998. Iowa‘s Minerals : Their occurrence, origins, industries and lore. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 256 p.

Kansas

Tolsted, L. L. and Swineford, A. 1986. Kansas Rocks and Minerals.  Kansas Geol Survey Education Series 2, 64 p.

Kentucky

Helton, W. L. 1964. Kentucky‘s Rocks and Minerals. Kentucky Geol. Survey Spec. Pub., ser. X, special publication 5, 55 p.

Anderson, W. H. 1994. Rocks and Minerals of Kentucky. Kentucky Geological Survey Series XI Special Publication 20, 82 p.

Louisiana

Milner, R., 2004, A guide to the Rocks and Minerals of Louisiana. Louisiana Geological Survey, Education Series, no.3, 32 p.

Maine

Perkins, E. H. 1922. A catalog of Maine minerals. The Maine Naturalist, v. 2, p. 43-47, 95-96, 159-162..

Perkins, E. H. 1924. A catalog of Maine minerals. The Maine Naturalist, v. 4, p. 45-49, 110-115.

Burr, F. F. 1930. Minerals of Maine. In Merrill, L. H., and Perkins, E. H., First annual report on the geology of the State of Maine: Augusta, p. 26-47.

Hanley, J. B. 1936. Mineralogy of Maine: Augusta, Maine State Planning Board, Bulletin No. 6, 59 p.

King, V. T. and Foord, E. E. 1994. Mineralogy of Maine Volume 1: Descriptive Mineralogy. Maine Geological Survey, Department of Conservation, 418 p.

Maryland

Ostrander, C. W. and Price Jr., W. E. 1940. Minerals of Maryland. Maryland Natural History Society, Baltimore, 88 p.

Massachusetts

No state mineralogy

Michigan

Heinrich, E.W., 1976. The Mineralogy of Michigan. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Division, Bulletin 6, 225 p.

Robinson, George Willard. 2004.  Mineralogy of Michigan by E W Heinrich, updated and revised. A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, 252 p.

Robinson, George Willard and Carlson, Shawn M. 2013. Mineralogy of Michigan – Update. A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, ebook only. 47 p.

Minnesota

Winchell, N. H. 1884. The mineralogy of Minnesota. In: The Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota, The eleventh annual report, Report 1, p. 1-29.

Emmons, William H.; Grout, Frank F.; Gruner, John W.; Schwartz, George M.; Stauffer, Clinton R. and Thiel, George A. 1943. Mineral resources of Minnesota. Minnesota Geological survey, bulletin 30, 149 p.

 Mississippi

Mather, Bryant. 1981. Minerals in Mississippi. Mississippi Geology, v 1, no. 3, p 4-11.

Missouri

Keller, W. D. 1961. Common Rocks and Minerals of Missouri.  University of Missouri Press, 80 p.

Montana

The following five open file reports are actually bibliographies of minerals reported from these areas. A mineralogy of Montana has been written by Mike Gobla and the manuscript is currently (2016) being reviewed by the Montana Bureau of Mines who will be publishing the text.

French, L.B. 2005. Minerals of Montana Part I, Granite County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Powell County, Ravalli County. Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 519, 150 p.

French, L.B. 2007a. Minerals of Montana Part II, Beaverhead, Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders Counties. Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 519, 161 p.

French, L.B. 2007b. Minerals of Montana Part III, Deer Lodge, Jefferson, Madison, and Silver Bow Counties. Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 519, 219 p.

French, L.B. 2008. Minerals of Montana Part IV, Broadwater, Cascade, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark, Meagher, and Park Counties. Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 519, 176 p.

French, L.B. 2009. Minerals of Montana Part V, Eastern Montana. Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 519, 216 p.

Nebraska

Pabian. R. K. 1971. Gemstones and Minerals of Nebraska: A Handbook for Students and Collectors.  Nebraska Geological  Survey Education Circular 2, 80 p.

Nevada

Caster, Stephen B. and Ferdock, Gregory C. 2004. Minerals of Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, special publication 31, Reno, Nevada, 512 p.

New Hampshire

Myers, T. R. and Stewart, Glenn W. 1956. The Geology of New Hampshire, Part III, Minerals and Mines. State of New Hampshire, Department of Resources and Economic Development, 105 p.

New Jersey

Canfield, F. A. 1889. Catalogue of the Minerals found in New Jersey. Report of the State Geologist, Vol II, part 1.

Wilkerson, Albert S. 1959. Minerals of New Jersey. Geological Society of New Jersey,  Report No 1, 51 p.

New Mexico

Jones, F. A. 1904. New Mexico mines and minerals, World’s Fair edition.

Northrop, S. A. 1942.  Minerals of New Mexico: New Mexico University, Bulletin. 379, Geology Series, v. 6, no. 1, 387 p.

Northrop, S. A. 1959. Minerals of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, revised editon, 665 p.

Northrop, S. A. and LaBruzza, F. A. 1996. Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd ed., University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. 346 p.

New York

Beck, Lewis C. 1842. Mineralogy of New York. W. & A. White and J. Visscher, Albany, NY, 536 p.

Jensen, David E. 1978. Minerals of New York. Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, 220 p.

North Carolina

Genth, F. A. 1875. Minerals found in the State of North Carolina. In: Kerr, W. C., Report of the Geological Survey of North Carolina, Volume 1, Appendix C., p. 53-88.

Genth, F. A. and Kerr, W. C. 1881. The minerals and mineral localities of North Carolina. 128 p.

Genth, F. A. and Kerr, W. C. 1885. The minerals and mineral localities of North Carolina. Reprint of 1881 in: Geology of North Carolina, Second Volume, Chapter 1,  128 p.

Genth, Frederick Augustus. 1891. The Minerals of North Carolina U. S. Geological Survey, bulletin 74, Washington, Government printing office. 119 p.

North Dakota

Landis, editor. 1973. Mineral and Water Resources of North Dakota.  North Dakota Geological Survey,  Bulletin 63,

Biek, Bob. 1995. North Dakota‘s Rocks and Minerals. North Dakota Geological Survey Newsletter, v 22, no. 2, p. 6-12.

Ohio

Carlson, Earnest H. 1991. Minerals of Ohio. Ohio Geol. Survey, Bulletin 69, 153 p.

Carlson, Earnest H. 2015. Minerals of Ohio, Ohio Geol. Survey, Bulletin 69, second edition, 290 p.

Oklahoma

Shannon, C. W. 1914. Mineral resources of Oklahoma and statistics of production from 1901 to 1914.Oklahoma Geol. Survey Bull. 22, pt. 2.

Dott, Robert Henry. 1949. Minerals of Oklahoma. Director’s biennial report for 1947-1948, Oklahoma Geological Survey, 32 p.

Gilmore, E. Leon. 1963. Minerals of Oklahoma. Self-published, 77 p.

Oregon

Mitchell, John Graham. 1915. Minerals of Oregon. Oregon Univ. Bull., new ser., vol. 13, No. 3.

Dake, H. C. 1938. The gem minerals of Oregon. Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Resources, bulletin 7, 16 p.

Dole, H. M. 1988. Oregon Rocks and Minerals, a description. Oregon Department of Geology and  Mineral Industries  OFR – 0-88-6 59p

Pennsylvania

Genth, Frederick Augustus. 1875. Preliminary report on the Mineralogy of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: Board of Commissioners, Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, 238 p.

Eyerman, John. 1889. The mineralogy of Pennsylvania (part 1). Easton, PA. 53 p.

Eyerman, John. 1911. The mineralogy of Pennsylvania (part 2). Chemical analyses and new localities). Easton, PA. 25 p. (note: localities around Philadelphia not covered due to the series of articles by Benge E. and Wherry, E. T. entitled Directory of the mineral localities in and around Philadelphia, published in the Mineral Collector (1905-1908).

Brown, A. P., and Ehrenfeld, Frederick, 1913. Minerals of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Topographic and Geological Survey Commission, Rept. No. 9.

Gordon, Samuel G. 1922. The mineralogy of Pennsylvania. Special publication no. 1, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 255 p.

Montgomery, Arthur. 1969. The mineralogy of Pennsylvania 1922-1965. Special publication no. 9, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 104 p.

Smith II, Robert C. 1978. The mineralogy of Pennsylvania 1966-1975. Friends of Mineralogy, Pennsylvania Chapter, Special publication no. 1, 304 p.

Rhode Island

Miller, C. E. 1972. Minerals of Rhode Island.  Department of Geology, University of Rhode Island, 83 p.

South Carolina

Sloan, Earle. 1908. Catalog of the Mineral Localities of South Carolina. South Carolina Geological Survey, series 4, Bulletin 2,

South Dakota

No state wide mineralogy

Roberts, W. L. and Rapp Jr., G. 1965. Mineralogy of the Black Hills.  South Dakota School Mines and Tech Bulletin 18, 268 p.

Tennessee

Purdue, A. H., 1913. The minerals of Tennessee, their nature, uses, occurrence, and literature. The resources of Tennessee, vol. 3, No. 4.

Floyd, R. J. 1957. Rocks and Minerals of TennesseeTennessee Division of Geology, Information Circular 5, 36 p.

Paris, Travis A. 1994. Minerals of Tennessee. Self-published, Knoxville, Tennessee, Comb binding. 240 p.

Texas

Simonds, Frederic W. 1902. The Minerals and Mineral Localities of Texas. The University of Texas. Bulletin No. 5, 104 p.

Phillips, W. B. 1914. The mineral resources of Texas. Univ. Texas Bull. 365, Science Series 29.

Smith, Jr. Arthur E. 2016. Mineralogy of Texas. Publisher Brett Smith, Houston, Texas, Printer Lulu.com, 226 p.

Utah

Bullock, K. C. 1981. Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah. Utah Geol & Mineral Survey, Bulletin 117, 177 p.

Vermont

No state mineralogy

Virginia

Dietrich, R. V. 1970.  Minerals of VirginiaVirginia Polytechnic Institute, Mineral Research Division bulletin 47, 325 p.

Dietrich, R. V. 1990.  Minerals of Virginia, 1990. Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Divison of Mineral Resources,  474 p.

Dietrich, R. V. 1993. Minerals of Virginia, 1990 – an update.  Virginia Department of Mines and Mineral Resources, 28 p.

Washington

Cannon, Bart. 1975. Minerals of WashingtonCordilleran Press, Mercer Island, Washington, 184 p.

Ream, Lanny R. 1985. Gems and Minerals of Washington.  Jackson Mountain Press, 217 p.

West Virginia

Martens, J. H. C. 1964. Minerals of West Virginia. West Virginia Geologic & Economic Survey, Education Series 8, 41 p.

Wisconsin

No hardcopy state mineralogy exists but William S. Cordua’s “Mineralogy of Wisconsin” is remarkably complete. see https://wgnhs.uwex.edu/wisconsin-geology/minerals-wisconsin/

Wyoming

Warren, Francis Emory. 1886. Minerals of the Wyoming Territory, In: Message of Francis E. Warren, Governor, to the Legislature of Wyoming, Ninth Assembly, Laramie, Wyoming, Boomerang Printing House, p. 188-200.

Root, Forrest K. 1972. Minerals and rocks of Wyoming. University of Wyoming, The Geological Survey of Wyoming, bulletin 56, 84 p.

Wilson, William H. 1965. A field guide to the rocks and minerals of Wyoming. The Geological Survey of Wyoming, bulletin 51, 72 p.

Hausel, W. D. 1986. Minerals and Rocks of Wyoming. Wyoming Geological Survey Bulletin 66, 117 p.

Hausel, W.D., and Sutherland, W.M., 1998, Preliminary report on gemstones, semiprecious stones, lapidary materials, ornamental stones, and other unique minerals and rocks of Wyoming: A collector’s guide. Wyoming State Geological Survey, Mineral report MR98-3, 170 p.

Hausel, W.D., and Sutherland, W.M., 2000, Gemstones and other unique minerals and rocks of Wyoming – a field guide for collectors. Wyoming State Geological Survey bulletin 71, 268 p.