Complete, up-to-date, mineral database containing 4,714 mineral species descriptions and comprehensive picture library of images. These data are linked to mineral tables by crystallography, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Dana classification, Strunz classification, mineral name origins, mineral locality information, and ...
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROCKS & MINERALS It is not easy to tell the difference between rocks & minerals because there are so many kinds of them. It takes years of study to be able to accurately identify a mystery rock and even then rockhounds want to know where the specimen came from.
The Mineral Products Association is the trade body for the UK's aggregates, cement and concrete industries.
Photographs and information for a large collection of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Geology.com
The Teaching Mineral Identification Packet is available here.Over 160 PDF pages of ready-to-run materials covering: The Chemistry of Minerals, Mineral Identification & Mining in Missouri.
The Rock Gallery contains pictures and descriptions of common igneous metamorphic sedimentary rock. The igneous rocks are listed at the top of the page followed by metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.
The BEST Place to Learn about Rocks and Minerals. Presented by the Mineralogical Society of America
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Determining the hardness of an unknown rock or mineral is often very useful in the identification process. Hardness is a measure of a mineral's resistance to abrasion and is measured against a standard scale - Mohs Scale of Hardness.
Igneous rock (derived from the Latin word ignis meaning fire), or magmatic rock, is one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic.Igneous rock is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava.
Mineral identification is done by checking for certain mineral properties or characteristics. Minerals are inorganic compounds that occur naturally in the earth.
Do your kids love rocks? Discover their inner rockhounds with a rock and mineral treasure hunt. Make a sifter, salt the mine, and dig for nature's treasures.
Rock and Mineral Clubs across the USA! Rock, gem, and mineral clubs can show you how to rockhound, learn the lapidary arts, and make new friends!
Sharing with others the eternal beauty of gemstones and promoting the study of earth science.
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What is the Rock Cycle? Rocks, like mountains, do not last forever. The weather, running water, and ice wear them down. All kinds of rocks become sediment.
Online resources for Rock and Mineral Enthusiasts. By Todd Lawson Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society Todd.Lawson at gmail.com or @ncgms (club Twitter account)
The first time we knew Santa Claus preferred White Rock was in the December 19, 1915 issue of the San Francisco Examiner. It appears the jolly old fellow did not need his reindeer to deliver his White Rock.
The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom is a free informational and educational guide to rocks, minerals, gemstones, and jewelry. This site has been providing detailed information and photos of hundreds of mineral and gemstone since 1997 and is one of the leading education resources on minerals and gemstones.
Minerals can be only identified absolutely by x-ray analysis and chemical tests. The x-ray analysis determines the structure of the mineral and the chemical tests determine the composition of the mineral.
Minerals represent just another complex structure in this greatly varied earth. There are endless amounts of studies that can be covered when dealing with the topic of minerals.
Elementary Science Olympiad Rock and Mineral Collection - Designed for students competing in the Science Olympiad rock and mineral identification competition at the primary level.
A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound, usually of crystalline form and abiogenic in origin (not produced by life processes). A mineral has one specific chemical composition, whereas a rock can be an aggregate of different minerals or mineraloids.
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