Mineral Structure Data

Joseph Smyth, University of Colorado at Boulder

This site consists of a compilation of crystallographic and physical property data for most of the rock-forming minerals. Thirteen mineral groups are included: single oxides, multiple oxides, hydroxides, sulfates, phosphates, orthosilicates (neosilicates), sorosilicates and cyclosilicates, chain silicates (inosilicates), sheet silicates (phyllosilicates), framework silicates (tektosilicates), high pressure silicates, halides and sulfides. The data is arranged in tables and accompanied by drawings done with the program XTALDRAW.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Framework Silicates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Sulfates, Island Silicates, Disilicates, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Chain Silicates, Ring Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy:Sheet Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Sulfates, Sheet Silicates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Framework Silicates, Solid Earth, Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Chain Silicates, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Petrology:Geochemistry, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Ring Silicates, Island Silicates, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy:Disilicates
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology