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Mineralogy

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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 The Physical Characteristics of Minerals

Offered by Amethyst Galleries, Inc. (an online minerals store), the Physical Characteristics of Minerals Web site offers a detailed description of how minerals are identified. Each page gives good information and examples of a particular characteristic (e.g, color, hardness, cleavage, feel, and taste). Also, on the first page are links to dozens of minerals that are categorized by name, class,...

http://www.galleries.com/Mineral_Properties
View Resource Quasicrystals

Created by Dr.Steffen Weber, the Quasicrystals Web site provides an introduction to this relatively new field of crystallography. Although much of the site is highly technical, those interested in related subjects will find exploring the thorough descriptions and interactive Java applets rewarding. The introduction explains what quasicrystals are, their types, experimental techniques, morphology,...

http://www.jcrystal.com/steffenweber/qc.html
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 Geotech.org

Geotech.org, a geology informational Web site, is made available by middle school science teacher James M. Fausnaugh of Lakewood, Colorado. This collection of descriptions, illustrations, and photographs cover basic geology, mineralogy, geochemistry analogs and methods, naming strategraphic units, the geologic time scale, dinosaur facts, and much more. Anyone with little to moderate knowledge of...

http://www.geotech.org/
View Resource The Mineralogy Database

Created by petroleum geology consultant David Barthelmy, the Mineralogy Database Web site reportedly contains 4,281 individual minerals and descriptions. Visitors can browse the minerals by crystal system, by x-ray powder diffraction properties, by chemical composition, by the Dana system or the Strunz system, by physical and optical properties, alphabetically, and by mineral pictures. The large...

http://webmineral.com/
View Resource Minerals Yearbook

According to the Minerals Yearbook Web site, the US Geological Survey Minerals Information Team's mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the domestic and international supply of and demand for minerals and mineral materials essential to the US economy and national security. The yearbook reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries,...

https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/myb.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 Institute of Experimental Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences

The Institute of Experimental Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences' website addresses its experimental and theoretical research primarily about the "physical chemistry of minerals, melts, and fluids under the conditions of the Earth's crust and mantle, fluid-rock interactions," and mineral synthesis. The site offers downloads to some of the listed publications produced by the researchers at the...

http://www.iem.ac.ru/
View Resource The Clay Minerals Society

"The Clay Minerals Society (CMS) is an international community of scientists who promote research in and disseminate information on clay science and technology." The website provides downloads of materials dealing with various aspects of mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrology. Researchers can find out about annual meetings, awards and grants, and publications. Students and educators can find...

http://www.clays.org/