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A T H E N A

ATHENA

MINERALOGY

• Intro
• Mineral databases
• SEARCH on formula, mineral name, type locality
• Abbreviations
• Bibliography
• Links

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Acknowledgements

Anatase
Anatase
Andalusite
Arsenic
Arsenolite
Arthurite
Azurite

Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Benitoite
Beryl
Beryl
Boracite
Brookite

Cafarsite
Calcite
Camerolaite
Capgaronnite
Canavesite
Carbonate-Cyanotrichite
Carrollite
Cavansite
Ceruleite
Cervandonite-(Ce)
Cetineite
Chayesite
Chernovite-(Y)
Chloritoid
Chromite
Cinnabar
Clinochlore
Coquimbite
Cornetite
Cornubite
Cornwallite
Crocoite
Cubanite

Defernite
Deloryite
Diaspore
Diaspore
Dioptase
Dioptase
Dundasite

Eakerite
Epidote
Erdite

Ferrarisite
Ferrisurite
Ferrolaueite
Fianelite

Gasparite-(Ce)
Geminite
Gilmarite
Glaucophane
Glaucophane
Gold
Grechishchevite
Guarinoite
Guerinite
Gysinite-(Nd)

Harmotome
Hashemite
Hausmannite
Hutchinsonite

Ianthinite
Ice
Iltisite
Imiterite

Jedwabite
Jensenite
Jet (Jais)
Johannsenite

Khamrabaevite
Klöchite
Kolbeckite
Ktenasite
Kyanite

Lamprophyllite
Lazulite
Lazurite
Luberoite

Milarite
Monazite-(Ce)
Mullite

Nabiasite
Nahcolite
Neptunite
Niobocarbide

Orthoserpierite

Papagoite
Paraniite-(Y)
Parnauite
Peretaite
Perovskite
Perroudite
Phosphosiderite
Picropharmacolite
Plancheite
Platinum

Quartz ("Tessiner")
Quartz ("Twin")
Quartz ("Twin")
Quartz ("Blue")
Quartz ("Diamond")
Quartz ("Agate")

Rectorite
Roedderite
Roedderite
Rutile
Rutile

Sainfeldite
Saneroite
Scotlandite
Sphalerite
Strengite
Strengite
Stibiotantalite
Sudovikovite

Talnakhite
Tantalcarbide
Tegengrenite
Titanite
Topaz
Torbernite
Trattnerite
Tsaregorodtsevite
Tunisite

Umohoite

Whewellite
Wittichenite
Wurtzite

Xenotime-(Y)

Yvonite

Zeunerite
Zincocopiapite
Zircon

OPAQUE MINERALS

MINERAL PICTURES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Several people authorised the use of their mineral pictures. All images are copyrighted; any commercial or unauthorised use is prohibited.

Guy BERSET, Geneva, Switzerland, former president of Société genevoise de minéralogie

Giancarlo BRIZZI, Firenze, Toscana, Italy.

Joël BRUGGER, Universität Basel, Switzerland and Department of Earth Sciences, Monash University, Australia.

Dieter BUCHERT, Koblenz, Germany. Photo by Heinz Dieter Müller.

Andrea DALIA, Nice, France. He also guided me in several Provence mines.

Jack EAKER, USA: Minerals from the Foote mine.

Georges FAVREAU, Aix-en-Provence, France. Georges Favreau is also the author of the well known crystal drawing program FACES.

James FERRAIOLO, Bowie, Maryland, USA. Ferrolaueite.

Kjell GATEDAL, School of Mines and Metallurgy, Filipstad, Sweden: photographs of swedish minerals in reflected light.

José Rafael GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ, Spain.

Richard C. ERD, USGS Palo Alto, USA.

Paul HOTTINGER, Kirschbaumweg 15, CH-2563 Ipsach, Switzerland, for the Schweizer Strahler pictures [SVSMF/ASCMF]. Write him to obtain a complimentary copy of this Swiss mineral magazine (with strong emphasis on alpine minerals: Gotthard, Binntal, etc. - in German, French, Italian and Romanche: the four national languages of Switzerland), where you'll find the pictures by Stefan Ansermet, Walter Gabriel, Erich Offermann, Thomas Schüpbach and other people mentionned under the displayed images at ATHENA.

Jacques JEDWAB, ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Denise KUBLI-MONGE, Geneva, Switzerland, authorised to display several pictures taken by Willy KUBLI, former president of Société genevoise de minéralogie.

Roger MARTIN, Nyon, Switzerland: pictures of minerals from Condorcet, Drôme, France.

Alice & Eugen RONDORF, Neuwied, Germany: Eifel minerals with several pictures by Eddy Van der Meersche, Gent, Belgium.

Halil SARP, Curator, Département de Minéralogie, Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Genève. SEM pictures at MHNG, by J. WUEST.

Walter TRATTNER, Bad Waltersdorf, Austria, offered Chayesite and Trattnerite pictures.

Eddy VAN DER MEERSCHE, Mineralcolor vzw, Gent, Belgium John VEEVAERT, California, allowed the use of several images displayed at Trinity Mineral Company.

Robert VERNET, 11 rue des Hirondelles, F-31520 Ramonville Saint-Agne. He has a famous collection of 10000 slides; ask him for his list of remarkable stereo slides!

Philippe WAGNEUR, photographer at MHNG, Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Genève

Eric WENGER, Canberra, Australia.

OPAQUE MINERALS. See also slides from opaque minerals here: ore microscopy at Mineral Resources and Geofluids, University of Geneva.

 

Background picture: Widmanstätten pattern in a Gibeon octahedrite - cut, polished, etched ... and scanned.