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.
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)
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
This mineral database contains more than 1000 individual
mineral species descriptions (in Russian) with mineral
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
Crystallography Open Database
search a database with crystallographic information like cell parameters, atom positions, etc.
an educational resource allowing amateur geologists
and students to investigate UK geology online, by
the Natural History Museum, London.
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
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
Luminescent Mineral Database and Information
database of fluorescent minerals with over 1000 images and over 400 spectra
a crystal structure database for minerals and their
an online mineralogical reference and locality resource
for collectors and mineralogy students worldwide
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.
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
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.
gallery with over 7000 mineral and locality pictures, all registered users can upload their own photos
a database of minerals (including images) catalogued
by name, class, interesting groupings and including
a full text search.
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.
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.
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
Raman spectroscopy database at the university of Siena
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
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.
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)