Mindat.org is probably the largest mineralogical reference on the internet. It was started (as a DOS database) by Jolyon Ralph in 1993 - and was launched for free on the web in October 2000. Currently there are 10,831 different minerals, varieties and synonyms listed, and information on 85,719 mineral occurrences worldwide, from 13,556 different sites.
Database statistics on Friday, 22 November 2002.
There are 10,831 mineral names in the database.
There are 3,876 names recognised as valid mineral or mineraloid names in the database.
There are 85,725 total locality items listed, from 13,557 unique sites worldwide.
There are 2,840 localities with maps.
There are 6,313 mineral photos listed.
There are 10 site photos listed.
Summary by 李晓霞 on 2002-11-22
Last updated by 李晓霞 on 2002-11-22