Here is the largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet! This site contains worldwide data on Minerals, Mineral localities, a huge photographic reference gallery and tons of other mineralogical information so vital to the Mineral collecting community today.
The Mineral Collectors Page
The perfect starting point for exploring Mineralogy on the web! The Mineral Collectors Page offers much detailed information relevant to Mineral collectors today. MKA maintains an extensive library of links relating to Mineralogy and the Earth Sciences, plus an impressive list of club and dealer links! In addition, you can find or place FREE classified ads on MKA's Virtual Quarry and view their exquisite photo gallery of Minerals!
The Mineralogical Record
Visit the Mineralogical Record and you have made a connection with people who enjoy minerals as much as you do, whether you are a mineral museum curator, a mineral dealer, a professional mineralogist or just an enthusiastic collector! The principal product of The Mineralogical Record Inc. is the Mineralogical Record Magazine, issued six times a year. This is the most authoritative and widely respected collectors journal in the world! No serious advanced collector would be without it, and over the years many beginners to the field have learned from it the critical and extensive information they need to go from novice to expert to connoisseur!
Mineralogical Society of America
MSA was founded in 1919 forthe advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, and petrology, and promotion of their uses in other sciences, industry, and the arts. The Society encourages the general preservation of mineral collections, displays, mineral localities, type minerals and scientific data. MSA represents the United States with regard to the science of mineralogy in any international context. The Society publishes journals and books, and uses short courses, lectureships, Internet website, awards, grants, symposia, and meetings for professionals, students, and the public.
Mineralogy Database contains more than 5,000 pages of useful mineral data! There are 4,205 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 an alphabetical listing of all known valid mineral species!
The Giant Crystal Project
Giant crystals seem to be a somewhat neglected flower in the field of geosciences. Only a limited and widely dispersed literature about this topic exists. Very few scientists are working on this subject despite the fact, that the formation of extraordinarily large crystals is still poorly understood. Giant crystals are beautiful and spectacular works of nature and are ideally suited to fascinate everyone! So, visit the Giant Crystal Project and find out just how big a crystal can grow!
El Dorado Mineral and Gem Society
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Grizzly Ridge Quartz Ranch
If you are a Quartz Collector, Mineral enthusiast or Rockhound, then a visit to the Grizzly Ridge Quartz Ranch website is a must! This deposit produces some of the most fabulous, breathtaking Quartz Crystal Specimens on the planet! We're sure you will agree!
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