The following are subject-oriented Web sites. These sites are good starting points
for exploring Geology resources on the Internet.
- American Geological Institute
- ATHENA Mineralogy
of Rocks, Minerals and Textures includes rock type, locality, and
- California Geological Survey
- Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) DLESE is a "geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system." Funded by the National Science Foundation .
Surveys from almost all of the 50 states (and Puerto Rico)
- Glossary of Mining Terminology .
- InfoMine mining information site
not all content is free.
- Mineral Gallery a constantly
growing collection of mineral descriptions, images, and specimens.
- Mindat.org the online mineralogical
- Mineralogy Database more than 5,000
web pages of mineral data.
Technology one-stop shop for industry information and international coverage of mines etracting energy minerals, precious metals, industrial minerals and gemstones.
- Northern Miner covers the worldwide activities of mining companies based in North America .
- Science.gov connects you to US Government
science and technology information.
- Smithsonian Gem & Mineral
Collection Department of Mineral Sciences provides access to an online gem gallery.
- U.S. Geological Survey Home Page provides earth science information about health hazards, natural resources, and the environment, with news, maps and image databases.
- U.S. Geological Survey
- Minerals covers over 100 minerals, from aluminum to zinc and is searchable by commodity (mineral), country, and state.