Gem and Mineral Museums & on-line Collections

Online Museums

John Betts Fine Minerals
Mineral oddities and unusual minerals for sale, including glow-in-the-dark-minerals. Phantoms, Faden, Twins, Gwindels, Enhydros, Scepters, Radioactive Minerals.

Mindat.org
Mindat.org is the largest mineral database and mineralogy reference website on the internet. The site contains worldwide data on minerals, mineral collecting, mineral localities and other mineralogical information.

Mineral Museums
All about the Firenze Mineral Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the Milan Museum of Natural History, the California Mining & Mineral Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.

The Smithsonian Gem & Mineral Collection
An interesting collection of gems and minerals online.

Webmineral.com
A large mineral database. Each mineral has a page linked to tables devoted to crystallography, crystal structures, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Dana’s New classification, Strunz classification, mineral specimen images, and alphabetical listings of mineral species.

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