Mineral Database
Mineral Database
Provides a quick, portable reference for students, educators, professionals, or anyone interested in minerals. Contains hand sample photos, photomicrographs, physical properties, crystal animations, 3D structures, and more for 300 common mineral species.
All app store apps are single-user licenses.

You will Learn:

  • physical and optical properties for more than 300 minerals species
  • diagnostic characteristics that aid in hand sample identification
  • mineral structure by examining 3D models that can be viewed from any angle
  • formulas and classification data for over 2000 minerals
  • Dana numbers and classification for all entries
  • how to identify your unknown mineral by searching any or all 54 search criteria

Features Include:

  • compiled by M. Darby Dyar and Mickey E. Gunter and illustrated by Dennis Tasa
  • hundreds of high resolution hand sample photos that can be enlarged
  • photos of thin sections in normal and cross-polarized light
  • crystal shape animations, 3D models of mineral structure, EDS spectra, and occurrence data
  • searchable database with complete data for more than 300 minerals species, partial entries for over 2000 minerals
  • related minerals that are linked in classification data fields
  • completely self-contained, no internet connection required, excellent for field use

Grade levels:

  • 10–college
System Requirements
iPhone or iPad, iOS 10.3 or later
Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Kindle Fire HD or later
Windows 10 version 1511 (build 10586)

iOS App Store Reviews

“This is an easy reference to identify minerals with stunning photographs…”
“A must have for mineralogy students! An easy to use, well organized mineral database.…”
“Finally!…this is the app for which you have waited. Brilliant. A must.”
Correlates to Next Generation Science Standards for Earth Science:
  • ESS3.A: Natural Resources
  • PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
Supports Common Core Literacy in Science Standards:
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4,5,7,8,9
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4,5,7,8,9
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4,5,7,8,9
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