Pretty rocks
September 1, 2006 10:36 PM   Subscribe

The Mineralogy Database contains 4,442 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library. Recent additions to the image library include barite, zinkenite/stannite, and zanazziite/kosnerite. There's also a clickable periodic table, that lets you pick an element and see information about minerals that contain it. Learn about crystal forms with a fun little java applet. Search for minerals by cleavage, color, diaphaniety, habits, hardness, and more.
posted by owhydididoit (9 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Very, very nice, owhydididoit. I'm glad to see the database has labradorite, my favorite mineral.
posted by Iridic at 11:13 PM on September 1, 2006

Just an amazing resource. I'm so grateful to have all this.
posted by jamjam at 11:44 PM on September 1, 2006

Any way to search by location? It would be cool though I didn't see it.
posted by sourwookie at 12:04 AM on September 2, 2006

Search for minerals by cleavage

I'd like mine in a nice 36C, please.
posted by jaded at 6:44 AM on September 2, 2006

Cummingtonite is always good for a cheap laugh.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 6:48 AM on September 2, 2006 [1 favorite]

I'd just like to say that zanazziite (with two i's) is an alsome name for a mineral.

/got nothing
posted by GrammarMoses at 7:00 AM on September 2, 2006

sourwookie, you can search by location here.
posted by owhydididoit at 7:16 AM on September 2, 2006

Rock on! get it?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 8:17 AM on September 2, 2006

very nice find
posted by caddis at 9:28 AM on September 2, 2006

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