Anonymous asked: I'm really interested in learning more about minerals. Do you know of any beginner guides or good books?
Someone else also asked about this, and Mineral of the Day kindly gave me some book and website suggestions:
Smithsonian’s Rock and Gem by Ronald L. Bonewitz
Golden Field Guide’s Rocks and Minerals by Charles A. Sorrell
Smithsonian’s Rocks and Minerals by Chris Pellant
Hope this helps! :)