Links to Mineralogy Sites

European Mineralogical Union (EMU)
The EMU home page provides information on the EMU (constitution, facts, etc.), on its member societies, on forthcoming events (EMU Schools) and on network resources in the field of mineralogy.

International Mineralogical Association (IMA)
The IMA home page contains useful information on constitution and by-laws, council, commissions, workgroups and adhering societies.

IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification
The Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) was formed in July 2006 by a merger between the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names and the Commission on Classification of Minerals. The CNMMN was established in 1959 for the purpose of controlling the introduction of new minerals and mineral names, and of rationalising mineral nomenclature.

Mineralogy and Petrology Research on the Web
This site, compiled by Andrea Koziol of Dayton (Ohio) University, not only provides links to about 45 journals in these fields, but also to publishers, topic-oriented sites, mineralogical databases, professional societies, laboratories, surveys and other organizations, research groups, mineral collecting and commercial sites, and finally to some basic resources (e.g. a directory of US and Canada Geoscience departments). Very handy!

Mineralogy and Petrology Scientific Meetings
A very impressive list of Mineralogy and Petrology related meetings all over the world, with links and practical information, compiled by Andrea Koziol, Dayton (Ohio) University.

Athena Mineralogy
A beautiful and very useful site by Pierre Perroud of Geneva (Switzerland). There are links to crystallography, earth science (mostly mineralogy), museums and collections, societies and journals, mineral collectors, mineralogical localities. The site has a direct link to its famous Athena mineral databases

Mineralogy Database
The ultimate in mineralogy databases? David Barthelmy certainly did try! This web site contains more than 5000 pages of mineral data; there are more than 4100 individual mineral species descriptions with links; minerals are classified by crystal system, by X-ray diffraction data, by chemical composition, according to the new Dana, according to Strunz, by physical and optical properties, alphabetically (with name pronunciation!). The Java crystal pop-ups are worth a visit on their own: moving crystal models which can be rotated in any direction. Go there and enjoy the spectacle!

Annotated list of links by Dave Waters of the Department of Earth Sciences of Oxford University (Great Britain). Links are provided to mineralogy and crystallography resources pages, mineralogy departments and institutions, rockhound pages, images of minerals, museum catalogues, journals, courses and software.

Geology Courses on the Internet
A site maintained until 2001 by the late John Butler of Houston University who collected all earth science courses on the Internet. The menu by subject leads you, amongst many more topics, to no less than about 35 mineralogy courses and about 30 petrology courses.

Looking for a job in earth sciences?
EARTHWORKS is the world leading on-line database of carrer opportunities for mineralogists, geoscientists, mineral explorationists, petroleum scientists, etc., etc., with particular focus on the UK, Europe, North America, Pacific Rim, and Africa.
The service is entirely free to browsers.

Mineral Collectors Page
This site of the Mineralogy Club of Antwerp (Belgium) is undoubtedly one of the best amateur (?) mineralogy home pages, with information in the following categories: Amateur mineralogy, Chemistry, crystallography, databases and education, Mineralogy software, Museums, institutes and journals, Mineralogy mailing-lists, The Virtual Quarry (a non-commercial classified advertising service), Mineral photography. The many links in all categories make this site extremely useful!

The Mineral Gallery
To end this listing, a site provided by a team from Amethyst Galleries Inc. Of course, they want to sell to you their minerals, but in order to do so they give lots of information (physical properties, search programme, beautiful photographs). Due to many graphics a bit slow in heavy-traffic periods!