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Mineralogy & Mineral Identification

  • Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
    An online rock shop. In addition to selling amethyst, they also host a useful resource in which they "describes over 600 mineral species and 5,000 specimens." Many of these descriptions are accompanied by photos.

  • Crystal Structure Databases
    "Teaching Mineralogy with Crystal Structure Databases and Visualization Software"

  • Handbook of Mineralogy
    The Handbook of Mineralogy series is a Five Volume set authored by John W. Anthony, Richard A. Bideaux, Kenneth W. Bladh, and Monte C. Nichols, and published by Mineral Data Publishing. Available for sale and for free download (one page at a time) from the Mineralogical Society of America.

  • Mineralpedia
    "A Mineral Photo Database and Identification Guide"

  • The Quartz Page
    A comprehensive website that covers all things quartz!

  • Teaching Mineralogy
    From the site: "This collection of digital resources for teaching mineralogy at the undergraduate level... Students will also find this collection helpful for finding supplemental study materials and for doing research projects in mineralogy."


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