Databases...
a directory of on-line databases related to mineralogy and crystallography in alphabetical order




American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database
an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in both the American Mineralogist and The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, as well as selected datasets from other journals.

ATHENA-Mineralogy
Alphabetical and Systematic Mineral list according to Strunz classification, with chemical formulas. One may also search the database for mineral names (including varieties) and mineral formula for elements. (Pierre Perroud, Genève, Switzerland)

Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals and Textures
minerals and rocks in thin-sections. Atlas constructed to aid undergraduate instruction at the Geology Department of the University of North Carolina

Catalog Mineralov
This mineral database contains more than 1000 individual mineral species descriptions (in Russian) with mineral specimen images

Catalog of type specimen.
at the Musée de mineralogie, Ecole des mines, Paris. The catalog is searchable by authors, minerals, date of first publication, holotyps and by chemical formula.

Crystallography Open Database
search a database with crystallographic information like cell parameters, atom positions, etc.

Earth lab datasite
an educational resource allowing amateur geologists and students to investigate UK geology online, by the Natural History Museum, London.

GeoRef Information Services
The GeoRef database, established by the American Geological Institute in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. The database contains over 2.6 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses.

Handbook of Mineralogy
pdf files of each page of the handbook, freely distributed to the public on the MSA website. Search by first letter of mineral name

IMA-CNMNC
New minerals recently approved by the IMA-CNMNC. The information is provided by the IMA-CNMNC for comparative purposes and as a service to mineralogists working on new species.

The official IMA-CNMNC List of Mineral Names

this list contains names and data for minerals which have been approved, discredited, redefined and renamed and is the new revised master list of all IMA-approved and grandfathered (i.e. inherited from before 1960) minerals

IMA Database of Mineral Properties
created and maintained by the RRUFF Project in partnership with the IMA

Index of Natural Zeolites
Datasheets of all the natural zeolites, by the IZA (the Commission on Natural Zeolites)

Luminescent Mineral Database and Information
database of fluorescent minerals with over 1000 images and over 400 spectra

Mincryst
a crystal structure database for minerals and their structural analogues.

mindat.org
an online mineralogical reference and locality resource for collectors and mineralogy students worldwide

MINER
MINER est un produit développé en Suisse par Jacques Lapaire. C'est un fichier minéralogique très complet permettant d'obtenir non seulement la fiche d'un minéral, mais aussi d'effectuer des recherches variées sur les propriétés physiques, chimiques et cristallographiques des minéraux. Le fichier est présenté en langue française.

Mineral Data
thousands of pages with information, photos and spectra. This is the ever growing list of physical, chemical (more than 3650 minerals) and optical data (600 minerals), photos (more than 60,000 colour photos of around 1900 minerals, thin sections, more than 100 scanning electron microscope images of more than 50 minerals and transmission electron microscope images) and vibrational spectra of the minerals available in this database. The original spectra are available for selected minerals on request. Data are on the web only available as images of the spectra.

Mineral Database (Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc.)
iPad app . Software provides hand sample photos, photomicrographs of thin sections, physical properties, crystal structure animations, optical properties, classification, and occurrence data for more than 300 common mineral speciesas well as partial data for many more species, varieties, groups, sub-groups, and series.

The Mineral Gallery
a database of minerals (including images) catalogued by name, class, interesting groupings and including a full text search.

Mineral Identification Project
an on-line aid to the identification of 300 of the most common minerals. Input hardness, streak, habit or other characteristic and get descriptions and photos of the minerals fitting your search data.


Mineralienatlas
is the platform for people interested in mineralogy, geology, palaeontology and mining since 2001. Mineralienatlas operates the largest database for minerals, fossils, rocks and their localities. Comprehensive information in German and English.

mineralogy database of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Belgium)
The collection of mineral specimens comprises more than 15.000 samples, representing nearly 1000 different mineral species. Most samples are derived from Central Africa, particularly from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.

Mineralpedia
a photo database with identification properties of minerals

Minerals by Name
Search minerals by name and get information from different database

Mineral Spectroscopy Server
provides information about color in minerals and access to data on Mineral Absorption Spectra in the visible and infrared regions of the spectrum and Raman spectra of minerals

RAMAN database
Raman spectroscopy database at the university of Siena

RASMIN
Raman Spectra Database of Minerals and Inorganic Materials. Provides spectrum images in PDF format, wavenumber - intensity data in ASCII text, and mineral photos in JPEG format

SINCRIS software
software database for crystallography

The Virtual Museum of Minerals and Molecules™
A web-based focal point and resource for 3-D visualizations of molecules and minerals designed for instructional use. By the Minerals & Molecules Project, a collaboration of Soil Chemists, Soil Mineralogists, and Pedagogists working together to provide improved instructional resources for soil science and geoscience education.

Webmineral
Mineralogy Database containing more than 5,000 pages of mineral data. Mineral species descriptions linked to mineral tables by crystallography, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Dana classification, Strunz classification, mineral name origins, mineral locality information, and alphabetical listing of all known valid mineral species. (David A. Barthelmy)