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Athena Mineralogy
http://athena.unige.ch/athena/mineral/mineral.html
Site provides searchable, dynamic lists of IMA approved mineral names and varieties sorted either alphabetically or arranged systematically. Images of uncommon minerals are included along with links, scientific shareware and biliographic data. Site is continuously updated.
 
Central Canadian Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CCFMS)
http://www.ccfms.ca
The CCFMS site keeps the mineral collecting public updated on shows, federation field trips and other club websites, while offering a location where collecting information can be posted. Lots of links to dealers and North American clubs and museums.
 
The Friends of Mineralogy
http://www.indiana.edu/~minerals/fm.html
The Friends of Mineralogy (FM) is an organization devoted to the advancement of serious interest in minerals and related activities. It consists of mineral collectors, professional mineralogists and curators of public and private collections. FM was formed in 1970 in Tucson, Arizona. An initial project was the establishment of The Mineralogical Record. The FM has had a close and continuing association with The Mineralogical Record and with Rocks & Minerals Magazine. One of the organization's important activities has been support of the two magazines as vehicles for the preservation and dissemination of mineralogical information.
 

Geological Survey of Canada
http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php
The GSC is Canada's premier agency for geoscientific information and research, with world-class expertise focusing on geoscience surveys, sustainable development of Canada's resources, environmental protection, and technology innovation.

 

The Mineral and Location Database
http://www.mindat.org/
mindat.org is claimed to be the largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet. The site contains worldwide data on minerals, mineral localities, many mineral images and other mineralogical information.

 
Mineralogy Database
http://webmineral.com/
This mineral database contains 4,714 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library. Includes a section on crystallography in which individual crystal forms can be manipulated in 3-space.
 

Ontario Geological Survey
http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndm/mines/ogs/Default_e.asp
The Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, consists of a Geoscience Program and a Resident Geologist Program. The Geoscience Program, based out of Sudbury, is responsible primarily for the collection, interpretation and dissemination of geological, geochemical and geophysical data. As well as contributing to the Geoscience Program, the Resident Geologist Program provides comprehensive geoscience information, publications, library and advisory services to the public through a network of offices strategically located throughout the province.

 
WebMineral : Atlas minéralogique
http://webmineral.brgm.fr:8003/mineraux/Main.html
This Mineral Atlas has been prepared by BRGM with the assistance of the French Ministry of Education and Research and the support of the Natural History Museum in Paris. This is an excellent source of French mineral vocabulary.
 
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