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View Resource The British Geological Survey Lexicon of Named Rock Units

Users can search this database of British rock units by rock unit, preferred map code, maximum age of rock unit, and database status code (described at site) and retrieve information about which British Geological Survey (BGS) maps and publications cover those units. For example, a search for Stockdale Group and Ashgil leads to a record citing the lithology, upper and lower boundary definitions,...

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/lexicon/
View Resource PEER Ground Motion Database

Processed by Dr. Walt Silva of Pacific Engineering and supported by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) at the University of California Berkley, the PEER Strong Motion Database "contains 1557 records from 143 earthquakes from tectonically active regions." Searches can be done by earthquake, type of plate movement (e.g., strike slip), magnitude, and several other criteria. The...

https://ngawest2.berkeley.edu/
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 GEOSCAN Database

Provided by Natural Resources Canada and part of the Earth Sciences Information Centre, GEOSCAN Database boasts a bibliographic database that contains "over 40,000 records covering all the publications of the Geological Survey of Canada." Users can search by basic keyword, title, author, subject, location, year, etc. Results can be displayed by various formats and can be selected for later review,...

https://geoscan.nrcan.gc.ca/starweb/geoscan/servlet.starweb?...
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 World Cave Database

The World Cave Database was created by Eric Madelaine of the French Research Institute for Computer Science and Automatic Control. Users can browse the database by depth, length, or an alphabetical listing of the caves, and can search the nearly 1000 entries by keyword. All included caves are 300 meters deep and 3 kilometers long and larger, including the longest, which is the Mammoth Cave system...

http://www-sop.inria.fr/agos-sophia/sis/DB/database.html
View Resource Mineralogy Collections Database

The Natural History Museum (NHM) of London offers several quality online sites including the Mineralogy Collections Database. The interface allows users to search the collection by BM number, rock name, country of origin, locality, donor, and more. Results contain all of the aforementioned information as well as a link to a full description. Although a browse feature and photographs are not...

http://data.nhm.ac.uk/dataset/56e711e6-c847-4f99-915a-6894bb...
View Resource USGS Publications Warehouse

If you have ever dreamed of finding a place to access over 100,000 publications written by experts at the United States Geological Survey, you can stop dreaming. This publication warehouse is a scientific cornucopia of epic proportions. A great place to start is with the New Publications by USGS Authors. Here, publications range from thoughtful meditations on suspended solids in West Fork Beaver...

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https://pubs.er.usgs.gov
View Resource Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance

The Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) data facility aims to, "support, sustain, and advance the geosciences by providing data services for observational geoscience data from the ocean, earth, and polar sciences." The IEDA, which is funded by the US National Science Foundation and is in partnership with EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System, is headed by staff at Columbia...

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https://www.iedadata.org