Physical Properties of Minerals
Use a table of physical properties to classify minerals SPI 0707.7.1
Links verified 11/19/2018
- Earth Science Lab - mineral physical properties and identification, 20 minerals to identify [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Gem and Mineral collection from the Smithsonian. Almost four dozen of the most beautiful naturally occurring minerals or polished gemstones from the collection.
- Gemstone Gallery offers good information about the mineral to accompany excellent pictures.
- Gemstone Index - an alphabetical listing, you can also search by color or by birthstone
- How are Diamonds Made and Formed - from a website on buying diamonds
- How to Identify Minerals - from the San Diego Natural History Museum
- Identification of an Unknown Mineral - a step by step process [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Identifying Minerals - mineral properties and terms explained
- Mineral Identification - a McGraw-Hill self checking quiz - nine multiple-choice questions
- Mineral Identification Key - use this process to identify a mineral [this site may exceed their bandwidth from time to time]
- Mineral Identification quiz - testing Moh's Hardness Scale
- Mindat.org is the largest mineral database on the internet. Currently there are 11,185 different minerals, varieties and synonyms listed, and information on 159,326 mineral occurrences worldwide, from 29,868 different sites.
- The Mineral Gallery - A service of Amethyst Galleries,Inc., "The First Internet Rock Shop"
- TheImage.com offers their own Mineral Gallery with good information about the mineral to accompany the picture.
- Mineralogy Database in HTML Format. This mineral database contains more than 5,000 pages of mineral data. There are 3,968 individual mineral species descriptions with links
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