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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...
View Resource California Institute of Technology: Mineral Spectroscopy Server

The California Institute of Technology created this website to provide valuable information about the color in minerals and data on mineral absorption spectra and Raman spectra. The modest site features additional information on silica polymorphs, desert varnish, ametrine, and manganese dendrite. Students can discover the technology used to collect the spectra data including the diode-array...
View Resource Canadian Minerals Yearbook

Part of Natural Resources Canada Minerals and Metals Sector, the Canadian Minerals Yearbook Web site provides mineral industry information from 1994 to 2001. Downloadable files from each year include a Year in Review, Reserves of Selected Major Metals, Recent Production Decisions, and a Mineral and Metal Commodity Review. An example of the information provided comes from the 2001 Review: "In 2000,...
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...
View Resource Digging into Minnesota Minerals

The Digging into Minnesota Minerals Web site is part of the larger Minnesota State Department of Natural Resources site. These fun and interesting pages explain how Minnesota came to acquire its most common minerals over geologic time, what the basic types of rocks are, mining history of the state, the geology found in state parks, and much more. Included are basic descriptions, photographs,...
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...
View Resource Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining

The Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining's website provides information about the institute's efforts to become a "leading international professional body for the advancement of materials, minerals, and mining to governments, industry, academia, the public and the professions." Researchers can learn about the Institute's main event of 2004, the Materials Congress, along with many other...
View Resource 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...
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,...
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,...
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