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Mineral Structure Data
This site consists of a compilation of crystallographic and physical property data for most of the rock-forming minerals. Thirteen mineral groups are included: single oxides, multiple oxides, hydroxides, sulfates, phosphates, orthosilicates (neosilicates), sorosilicates and cyclosilicates, chain silicates (inosilicates), sheet silicates (phyllosilicates), framework silicates (tektosilicates), high pressure silicates, halides and sulfides. The data is arranged in tables and accompanied by drawings done with the program XTALDRAW.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 Regents of the University of Colorado
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-708
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Joseph Smyth
University of Colorado at Boulder