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View Resource ATHENA

The University of Geneva maintains this metasite for mineralogy databases. Twelve databases are found at Athena: Mineralogy and are broken into the following topics: alphabetical list, systematic list, elements, sulfides, halides, oxides, carbonates, sulfates, phosphates, silicates, organic minerals, and varieties, synonyms, etc. The site is rounded out with a mineral search and mineral pictures...

http://athena.unige.ch/athena/
View Resource Database of Zeolite Structures

The Database of Zeolite Structures is provided by the Structure Commission of the International Zeolite Association. Links include an Atlas of Zeolite Framework Types, Collection of Simulated XRD Powder Patterns for Zeolites, Catalog of Disordered Zeolite Structures, Schemes for Building Zeolite Framework Models, and Zeolite Structure References, as well as various publications. The database can...

http://www.iza-structure.org/databases/
View Resource mindat.org

Mindat.org is described as one of the largest mineral database on the Internet with holdings that include over 11,000 minerals and information on over 100,000 mineral occurrences worldwide from over 23,000 sites. Visitors can search the archive using a mineral name or locality, and can browse common search topics or the newest entries. Once found, the pages contain a wealth of information about...

https://www.mindat.org/
View Resource Mineral Industry Surveys

The US Geological Surveys Mineral Industry Survey's Web site provides "periodic on-line statistical and economic publications designed to provide timely statistical data on production, distribution, stocks, and consumption of significant mineral commodities." Visitors to the site will find an alphabetical listing of minerals that includes everything from Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, and Asbestos,...

https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/mis.html
View Resource University of California -- Santa Barbara: Bancroft Mineral Collection

This website produced by the University of California -- Santa Barbara provides users with an abundance of information on the minerals in the internationally respected Bancroft Mineral Collection. For each specimen, students can find information divided into three parts. The main page supplies users with a summary of the chemical and physical properties and an image of an amazing array of...

http://bancroft.geol.ucsb.edu/-FR/Overview-FR.html
View Resource American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database

The American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database website, maintained by the Mineralogical Society of America and the Mineralogical Association of Canada and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, "includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy." The authors are also currently adding data from Physics and...

http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/AMS/amcsd.php