Commercial digital sources of mineralogy data. These sources
of mineral data can be purchased for use on stand-alone computers and do not
need an internet connection. Prices range from $50.00 to $5,000.00 and they come
with a wide variety of different features.
Aleph Enterprises and the CSIRO
Division of Mineral Products are offering for sale the Windows and
Macintosh versions of MINERAL, a computerized mineral reference book containing data for more than 4800 minerals.
GEOLIB is a Shareware
Mineralogical database that contains all minerals approved by the IMA,
mineral systematics, literature references, variant names, and a
cataloging system for your collection, with automatic reference to
Fersman Mineralogical Museum
Minspec v.3.3, This database includes data for names, chemical formulas, crystal
systems, space groups, cell parameters, physical properties, genesis and appearance for
more than 4000 known mineral species
International Centre for Diffraction Data
provides their PDF-2 Powder Diffraction File, a collection of
single-phase X-ray powder diffraction patterns in the form of tables of
interplanar spacings (d) and relative intensities (Int) and chemical name
and formula as well as mineral name.
Manual of Mineralogy (after James D.
Dana), 21st Ed. by Cornelis Klein (Univ. of New Mexico) and Cornelius S.
Hurlbut (Harvard Univ.). The CD features color photographs of over 125
minerals; 3-D Models and Animations.
MatIdent (Systematik in der
Mineralogie) is a Mineralogical Database used to identify minerals. It
contains the most important chemical, physical, optical and X-ray
diffraction data available anywhere for approximately 4,200 minerals.
MinAbs by Peter
Susse is a database drawn from the Mineralogical Abstracts. The 5th
edition, 1997, covers - for the first time - all volumes of the
Mineralogical Abstracts from the beginning, Vol. 1(1920/22), up to Vol.
48(1997). It contains about 20,000 mineral entries.
from Micronex is aimed primarily at mineral
identification on the basis of properties ranging from chemical
composition to X-ray, optical and physical data. The database includes detailed information on some 4760
Mineral Database for
sale from Geologyone.com. Your Site for Earth Science Software and
Mineral News --
The Mineral Collector's Newsletter (formerly from Lanny Ream), is published monthly and is filled with timely articles
about field collecting, descriptive mineralogy and new mineral finds by
Tony Nikischer of Excalibur Minerals.
to Mineral Species from Excalibur Minerals features an original collection of rare mineral photographs.
This CD has well over 5,000 original, never-before published mineral photographs representing 3,000 different species