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Mineralogy and Minerals


Mineralogy is a branchof earth sciences that studies minerals: their chemistry, structure and physical properties and the ways of distinguishing them.

Online available information resources on mineralogy and minerals.

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Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Mineral Crystal Systems
Introduction to Crystallography and Mineral Crystal Systems - [e]

Lecture notes - [e]

Lecture notes - Format: DOC - [e]

Optical Mineralogy
Lecture notes - [e]

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Calculation of the CIPW norm: New formulas - [e]

The CIPW norm is named for the four petrologists, Cross, Iddings, Pirsson and Washington - [e]

Dana Classification
Mineral species by New Dana system - [e]

Mineral Identification
An overview - [e]

Mineral Identification
Upon completing this exercise you will be able to identify many of the common minerals - [e]

Strunz Classification
Mineral species by Strunz system - [e]

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Special Information

Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals, and Textures
Virtual Geology. University of North Carolina, USA - [e]

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Data and Databases

Athena Mineralogy
Mineral lists sorted either alphabetically or arranged systematically - [e]

... is the largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet. This site contains worldwide data on minerals, mineral collecting, mineral localities and other mineralogical information - [e]

Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
... is a free, interactive, educational guide to rocks, minerals and gemstones. Extensive information has been researched and categorized. The content is geared for both amateurs and experts - [e]

Mineral Gallery
... describes over 600 mineral species (and varieties) and more than 5000 specimens. Amethyst Galleries - [e]

Mineral Resources Program
MRP provides scientific information for objective resource assessments and unbiased research results on mineral potential, production, consumption, and environmental effects. USGS, USA - [e]

Mineral Structures
536 Structure files - [e]

Mineral Web
A web site for 3-D display of mineral structures - [e]

Mineralogy Database
Mineral data for individual species are linked to mineral tables by crystallography, crystal structures, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, physical and optical properties etc.. WebMineral - [e]

Minerals by Chemical Composition
Minerals sorted by mineral name can be found linked to the element sort - [e]

Minerals by Name
Database. Amethyst Galleries - [e]

Minerals by Physical
... and Optical Properties Tables. WebMineral - [e]

Minerals Statistics
Statistics and information on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the US economy ... - [e]

... is a multi-language, very extensive and interactive database of minerals, locality references, minerals links, forums and many other features for mineral collectors - [d, e]

Collector's Guide to Scotland's Minerals. Introductory & illustrated articles on the minerals of the United Kingdom - [e]

Crocoite.com is the best site on the net to guide you to information about the minerals and mineral localities of Tasmania, mainland Australia, and New Zealand - [e]

The Image
Property data on 172 minerals and 866 photos - [e]

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American Mineralogist
... publishes the results of original scientific research in the general fields of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, and petrology. MSA - [e]

European Journal of Mineralogy
EJM is an international journal and publishes original papers, review articles and letters dealing with all mineralogical sciences, which include mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, crystallography and ore geology, as well as archaeology, environmental, applied and technical mineralogy and related fields - [e]

... is an international English language journal publishing high-quality, original research papers on mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, emphasizing the application of mineralogy and geochemistry to petrogenetic problems. Elsevier - [e]

Mineralium Deposita
... introduces new observations, principles, and interpretations from the field of economic geology, including nonmetallic mineral deposits, experimental and applied geochemistry, with emphasis on mineral deposits. Springer - [e]

Physics and Chemistry of Minerals
... is an international journal devoted to publishing articles and short communications of physical or chemical studies on minerals or solids related to minerals. Springer - [e]

Rivista Mineralogica Italiana
Italian journal - [i]

Rocks & Minerals Magazine
... works with the Mineralogical Society of America to promote cooperation between collectors and professional mineralogists - [e]

UK Journal of Mines and Minerals
... is the leading British magazine for the collector - mineralogist. It publishes articles of interest to mineral collectors, mine historians, museum curators and topographic mineralogists - [e]

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European Mineralogical Union
EMU is an international scientific organization. Its objective is to further European cooperation in the Mineralogical Sciences (mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and their applications) - [e]

German Mineralogical Society
The DMG promotes the science of mineralogy in all its branches in research and teaching - [d, e]

International Colored Gemstone Association - [e]

International Mineralogical Association
IMA is the only truly international organisation promoting mineralogy, which is one of the oldest branches of Science - [e]

Mineralogical Association of Canada
In 1955 formed scientific organization to promote and advance the knowledge of mineralogy and the allied disciplines of crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and mineral deposits - [e, f]

Mineralogical Society
... of Great Britain and Ireland is an international society for all those working in the mineral sciences - [e]

Mineralogical Society of America
Mineralogy, Petrology and Crystallography - [e]

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Other Directories

A complete colored gemstone information resource. ICA - [e]

Mineralogy and Petrology Research
... on the web - [e]

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