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Mineralogy Database
This reference database contains information for over 4,000 individual mineral species. Introductory material includes an overview of 'what is a mineral', definitions of what constitutes a mineral taken from several different sources and arranged by year, and a 'what's new' page listing additions to the site. Mineral data for individual species are arranged in tables by crystallography, crystal structure, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, and physical and optical properties. There are also listings for Strunz and New Dana classifications, and alphabetical directory, an image gallery, and links to help topics, news articles, and to other sites on mineralogy.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Portal:
    • Non-profit
  • 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-000-000-005-110
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: David Barthelmy
Mineralogy Database