NDSU Geosciences Mineralogy 420/620
Mineralogy Links

Below are a few Mineralogy- and Petrology related links.
If you find a good link that you would like to add, please e-mail me. Likewise, if you find an outdated or dead link, let me know.

Mineralogy and Crystallography

MINERAL IDENTIFICATION KEY by Alan Plante, Donald Peck, and David Von Bargen
Common Minerals and Their Uses, from the Mineral Information Institute
Point Groups and Bravais Lattices by Marc De Graef
Fundamental Aspects of Solids & Sphere Packing by S. J. Heyes
Oxide Structures & Networks by S. J. Heyes
Escher Web Sketch, by Nicolas Schoeni, Wes Hardaker and Gervais Chapuis of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Wallpaper groups: The 17 plane symmetry groups by David Joyce.
Interactive Crystal Structures
Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA)
Mineralogy and Petrology Research on the Web
Indiana University Molecular Structure Center - Crystallography
Indiana University - Cubic Crystal System
Commission on Crystallographic Teaching - Teaching Pamphlets
Mineralogy Course Resources on the Web
Bob's Rockshop's Introduction to Crystallography and Mineral Crystal Systems
Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
Mineral Collectors Page
X-ray diffraction: Optical Transforms.html
QuickTime movies of Polarized light and effects of optical elements
X-Ray WWW Server
List of Rietveld and Related Powder Diffraction Software
Rietveld Users' Mailing List
A Gallery of Interactive On-Line Geometry
ILL Grenoble (European High Flux Reactor) Diffraction Group home page
Kevin Cowtan's Picture Book of Fourier Transforms
Reversible Photochromism (Tenebrescence)
Electron Microprobe Images
French Association of Micromineralogy / Association Française de Micro-minéralogie
Mineralogy chemical analysis recalculation templates for Excel by Andy Tindle

XRD and crystallography software

Crystalmaker (commercial software)
Match! (commercial software)
Profex is a graphical user interface for Rietveld refinement of powder X-ray diffraction data with the program BGMN
MAUD Materials Analysis Using Diffraction, A Rietveld extended program to perform combined analysis. MAUD can be used to fit diffraction, fluorescence and reflectivity data using X-ray, neutron, TOF or electrons.
Full Profile Search Match - Online, real time site that fits your diffraction data to the COD database, ranks them and finds the more probable. A Rietveld phase quantification is done with the phases identified.
JANA - a crys­tal­lo­graph­ic pro­gram for so­lu­tion, re­fine­ment and in­ter­pre­ta­tion of dif­fi­cult, es­pe­cial­ly mod­u­lat­ed struc­tures
Crystal Cracker
Collaborative Computational Project Number 14 for Single Crystal and Powder Diffraction
UnitCell: a non-linear least squares cell refinement program with regression diagnostics
Links to XRD tools at COMPRES, the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences.
Links to crystallography software at the Mineralogical Society of America web site, including CRUSH, EoSFit, GALOPER, GSAS (General Structure Analysis System), Mudmaster, and OccQP
Direct link to the USGS XRD suite (ftp://brrcrftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/ddeberl/)
including MacDiff - X-ray Powder diffractometry analysis tool for Macs.

Crystal Structure Databases

The American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database
Crystallography Open Database
Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) Web Site
Zeolite Structure Database
International Center for Diffraction Data
IUCr - International Union of Crystallography
Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
A list of free online databases at MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering

Several sites by Jacques Jedwab

Unconventional Platinum-Group Minerals
A Bibliographic Guide to Unconventional Platinum-Group Minerals
Katanga Platinum-Group Minerals
Uralian Irite
Bibliography and Gallery of SEM-pictures of Orgueil Meteorite Magnetite Crystals.


Petrology and Petrography

The Rock Identification Key - by Don Peck
MELTS Home Page
MicroView: A stand-alone Java applet to dynamically browse micrograph images under development at NDSU
Petrographic Workshop
Virtual Microscopes at the Open University


Ternary Plotting

Programs for plotting data on ternary plots (some web sites have quaternary plotting programs)
Prosim ternary diagram software for PC (free)
Triplot - by Todd Thompson for PC (free)
Ternary Plot for Mac (commercial software)
Trinity ternary diagram application for Mac
Tri-plot is a spreadsheet for the preparation of triangular (ternary) diagrams for particle-shape and tri-variate data, by D.J. Graham at Loughborough University (free)
DeltaPlot for Mac
Aabel for Mac (commercial software).
Pingu - a tool for plotting standard major element and trace elements diagrams. The input is a file separated by tabs or spaces in which each row is a particular sample. The output can be directly downloaded from Vhub to your personal computer as a high quality jpeg image.
Ternary Diagram applet - by Carmen Alexandra Ionescu, Bryn Mawr College. An applet which allows users to plot their geological data on a Ternary diagram. The applet is composed of a triangle, a drop-down menu, and 5 buttons. (free)
ggtern - a package for R for the plotting of ternary diagrams, by Nicholas Hamilton. See www.ggtern.com (free)


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B. Saini-Eidukat
GEOL 420/620