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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.

Content, Topics

Lecture Notes, Tutorials
Data and Databases
Other Directories

Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Mineral Crystal Systems
Introduction to Crystallography and Mineral Crystal Systems

Lecture notes

Lecture notes - Format: DOC

Optical Mineralogy
Lecture notes


Calculation of the CIPW norm - Format: PDF

The CIPW norm is named for the four petrologists, Cross, Iddings, Pirsson and Washington

Dana Classification
Mineral species by New Dana system

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

Mineral Identification
An overview

Strunz Classification
Mineral species by Strunz system

Data and Databases

Athena Mineralogy
Mineral lists sorted either alphabetically or arranged systematically

... 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

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

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

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

Mineral Structures
536 Structure files

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

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

Minerals by Chemical Composition
Minerals sorted by mineral name can be found linked to the element sort

Minerals by Name
Database. Amethyst Galleries

Minerals by Physical
... and Optical Properties Tables. WebMineral

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

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

The Image
Property data on 172 minerals and 866 photos

United Kingdom Mineral Statistics
British Geological Survey, BGS


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

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

International Journal of Mineralogy
... ceased publication in 2015 and is no longer accepting submissions. Hindawi

... 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

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

Mineralogical Journal
Published by Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences

Mineralogy and Petrology
... welcomes manuscripts from the classical fields of crystallography, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, as well as their applications in academic experimentation and research, materials science and engineering, for technology, industry, environment, or society. Springer

... is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of natural mineral systems, mineral resources, mining, and mineral processing

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

Rivista Mineralogica Italiana
Italian journal

Rocks & Minerals Magazine
... works with the Mineralogical Society of America to promote cooperation between collectors and professional mineralogists. Taylor and Francis

The Open Mineralogy Journal
Discontinued: 2011.


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)

German Mineralogical Society
The DMG promotes the science of mineralogy in all its branches in research and teaching

International Colored Gemstone Association

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

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

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

Mineralogical Society of America
Mineralogy, Petrology and Crystallography

Other Directories

A complete colored gemstone information resource. ICA


Last update: 20.11.2018.

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