Gem ID Directory

Here are a few of our favorite resources to help identify your Emerald Hollow Mine treasures. We have included websites, books and our Facebook group. Our Emerald Hollow Mine Facebook group is a group where rock hounds around the world can connect and share their finds, get help identifying gemstones, ask questions, get tips and more! If you have any suggestions to add to our list, please contact us through our facebook page,

The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach by Robert Simmons, Naisha Ahsian 


Often dubbed the "crystals bible," this comprehensive reference guide to the spiritual and healing qualities of 455 sacred stones has become the go-to book for looking up the properties of gems and minerals. Each entry includes vivid color photographs for each stone to aid identification and to showcase its beauty, as well as listing its scientific information, its element and chakra correspondences, and the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of each stone.

Illustrated by gorgeously lit, clear color photos to aid quick identification, the book offers an illuminating alphabetical journey through the mineral kingdom, stone by stone. This new edition of The Book of Stones, the best-selling guide to some of Earth's most beautiful natural objects, is revised to include 76 new entries.

You can purchase this book here

The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, Ann Marie Gallagher


A spiritual guide to the properties of crystals explores their shapes, colors, and applications in an easy-to-follow format that includes photographic identification, detailed descriptions, and information on the individual properties.

You can purchase this book here