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Mineral database

This mineral database was the first full mineral database on the Internet. In the 1980s I was at the Department of Mineralogy of Geneva Natural History Museum and the secretary accepted to type - during months! - an important part of the mineral database, in 1986-1987. So many formulas! In 1994 when the first popular Web browser (Mosaic, you remember?) appeared I decided to display the database as a contribution to the rising Internet. It was a time of enthusiasm; the Internet was almost blank. Jean-François Rossignol, Geneva University, created the search programs. All data come from literature; nothing is gathered or agglomerated from Web. The H. Strunz classification is used with the author's written permission.

README
   - How to use this mineral database.

MINERAL LISTS
   - Alphabetical list of minerals with formula and system.
   - Minerals, with formula and system, ordered according to Strunz classification (VIII th ed., 1982).
   - Other list: names of varieties, synonyms, foreign names, discredited names, etc. listed alphabetically.

MINERAL SEARCH
   - Search database for mineral names. Mineral groups.
   - Bolean search database for given elements in formula.
   - Search database for groups
   - Search database for type locality.

MINERAL PICTURES
   - Mostly uncommon minerals (See also: opaque minerals at unige).

Bibliographical notes

Abbreviations

Mineral Resources and Geofluids

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