The Study of Minerals
The Study of Minerals
A comprehensive learning tool for anyone interested in minerals, from a casual collector to the advanced mineralogy student.

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You will Learn:

  • physical properties of minerals
  • mineral chemistry and classification
  • mineral structure, crystal shapes
  • microscopic and laboratory analysis of minerals
  • gemstones, ores, and mineral mining and exploration
  • how to identify a mineral sample by searching the mineral database

Features Include:

  • written by M. Darby Dyar, Ph.D., Mount Holyoke College, Richard M. Busch, Ph.D., West Chester University, and C. Gil Wiswall, Ph.D.; illustrated by Dennis Tasa
  • animations and photographs document the physical characteristics of minerals
  • illustrated mineral properties database of over 150 mineral species

Grade levels:

  • college
  • two levels: Intermediate (Introduction to Minerals) and Advanced (Mineralogy)
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10 (the latest version does not require QuickTime)

John D. Shane - GEOTIMES (now Earth magazine)

“This is an excellent learning tool that belongs in every High School and first year geology class, the targeted audience.”
Correlates to Next Generation Science Standards for Earth Science:
  • ESS3.A: Natural Resources
  • PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
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