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Minerals by Physical and Optical Properties
This is a listing of mineral species arranged by physical and optical properties: hardness, streak, and luster; density; cleavage and fracture; refractive index; or color. Clicking on each property provides access to a list of minerals exhibiting that property; clicking on each mineral name provides access to more detailed information about it.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000-2005 by David Barthelmy.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-585
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Mineralogy Database'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: David Barthelmy
Mineralogy Database