Rocks and Minerals Defining Minerals :
by Anne Egger, Ph.D.
Visionlearning Glossary An alphabetical glossary of relevant scientific terms.
Minerals 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.
Georgius Agricola Agircola is considered the founder of the science of mineralogy.
De Re Metallica A complete set of images that originally appeared as woodcuts in Agricola's 1550 classic book on mining.
Minerals are the key to deep earthquakes Science Daily
Current Science News Live news feeds from around the world of science.
Google Scholar Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.
Watch minerals grow Flash animation from W.W. Norton showing crystal growth.