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Geology 303A: Professional Organizations | Websites

US Geological Survey (USGS)

Online Resources

  • American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database (Crystal structure database containing structures published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy, and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, and selected information from other journals).
  • Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery (>600 minerals, >5,000 specimens, together with several ways of accessing these descriptions. Searchable mineralogical data by Name, Class, and Groupings, Properties. Contains images of minerals).
  • mindat.org (Sharing of information about minerals, history, properties, and location).
  • Mineralogy Database (Contains >4,000 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library).
  • RRUFF Project (Contains an integrated database of Raman spectra, X-ray diffraction and chemistry data for minerals).
  • The Mineralogical Record (Mineral information).
  • Palagems (Contains information on gems).
  • IMA Database of Mineral Properties (Created and maintained by the RRUFF Project in partnership with the IMA).