mindat.org – A Minerals Database

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Mindat.org is a great resource when you need specific information on rocks and minerals, especially if you’re looking for depositional environment or locality data. The rich collection of photos also showcases the variety of forms of minerals. Although this database is maintained and enriched by an army of volunteers who strive to ensure the accuracy of the data, you may still want to consult one or two other sources to cross check the information for consistency.

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