Further ExplorationMinerals Information
USGS - Find information about mineral resources mined in your region. See how mining and extraction have changed over time in the United States and beyond, and how minerals are used today.Mineralogy Database
A comprehensive and in-depth database of minerals, including pictures, chemical formulas, animations of atomic structure, listings of physical and chemical properties of minerals, and links to other sites with mineral data.Common Minerals and Their Uses
Mineral Information Institute - A list of the most commonly used minerals, from aluminum to zirconium, including pictures.Introduction to Minerals
Tulane - Stephan A. Nelson's introduction to minerals, written for an introduction to geology class.
ClassicsDe Re Metallica
A complete set of images that originally appeared as woodcuts in Agricola's 1550 classic book on mining.
News & EventsMineral in Mars 'Berries' adds to water story
NASA/JPLMinerals are the key to deep earthquakes
Science DailyCurrent Science News
News from around the world of science.
Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.
Experiment!Watch minerals grow
Flash animation from W.W. Norton showing crystal growth.