About Us

Who is has been on the web since 1999. It was created by Elfi, an elementary school teacher, as a means to provide information on rocks & minerals in a non-commercial way. The site is privately funded by GMB Services and is a public service web site. It does not have any advertising. Elfi & Nick are enthusiastic amateur rockhounds who collect rocks and enjoy field-tripping.

Why did we create

This site was created in order to help students learn more about rocks & minerals. Although there is lots of information on the Net, it is hard to find what you need to know in words that are easy to understand. What the site does is give you a bit of simple information and then links you to some interesting sites that have great pictures, stories, information & activities.

Who is our Audience?

  • STUDENTS - It seems that every student in Canada and the United States studies about rocks & minerals at some point. Teachers & kids love using the Internet for research. We think that this site is a good starting off point for students wanting to learn more about rocks.
  • KIDS OF ALL AGES WHO LOVE ROCKS - If you love rocks, then you will want to find out more. This site can help you get started no matter what age you are. All rock-lovers I have met are kids at heart. The joy of the "Treasure Hunt" keeps us active & alive.
  • TEACHERS & PARENTS OF KIDS - Sometimes it is difficult to help kids get started doing research on the Internet. This site has many links to sites that have been previewed by me. By starting here, a safe & simple beginning to research on the Net can happen.
  • ROCKHOUNDS WHO LIVE IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO - Since we are active rockhounds and live just north of Toronto in Southern Ontario, Canada we know what it is like to try to find out information on local rocks and minerals. That is why we have infomration on local activities, rock clubs and field trip possibilities.

Privacy Policy

We collect no information from our visitors.

We don't have any interactive sections in our site.

We don't save any email addresses when we are contacted.

We strive to be a safe site for all kids - young or old - with lots of information.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us via email




Young Toronto Mineralogists Club for kids 8 to 15.

GMB Services is a public service web site wholly sponsored by the GMB Family.