Educational Sites & on-line Courses...






Mineralogical Society of America
also containing an educational set of pages about Mineralogy 4 Kids

Ask-A-Mineralogist
is a discussion board moderated by the Mineralogical Society of America and open to the general public. They particularly encourage questions from students, teachers and mineral collectors of any age or expertise

Mineralogy Course Resources on the Internet
a list of mineralogy courses collected by John Butler of Houston University

Crystallography and Mineral Crystal Systems
an illustrated, nine-part primer on crystallography and mineral crystal systems. (Mike Howard & Darcy Howard, at Bob´s Rock Shop)

Cristallographie
crystallographic educational site with Visual Basic and Java applets.

GéoWiki
Encyclopédie de géologie, minéralogie, paléontologie et autres géosciences. Une équipe de bénévole publie tous les jours de nouveaux articles, des photos, des définitions géologiques, etc.

Diamond Dan Publications
activity books for young mineral collectors, as well as other printed, educational materials like mineral patch activity programs, mineral placemats, and customized mineral publications for children

Mineral 1.0
an easy-to-use database of common minerals (and photos) with numerous online quizzes covering mineral identification, chemical formulae and hardness

The Isometric Crystal System
a page showing some of the isometric forms. (Molecular Structure Center, Indiana University)

Mineral Web
a web site for 3-D display of mineral structures

Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals and Textures
part of the "Virtual Geology" Project at the University of North Carolina.

Notes to accompany course on gems and gem minerals
University of Texas at Austin

The History of Gems, Gemology and Mining Library
A collection of close to 25.000 pages, covering gems, diamonds, mining, gemology and gold rushes on 5 continents

CristaMine (UNED-UPM)
courses on mineralogy, cristallography and gemmology (a project of Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)