Key to minerals
Our goal has been to use the power of interactive software to show how geologists and mineralogists identify and classify minerals. The program will allow students and enthusiastic collectors to identify more than ninety minerals with a simple to use multi-access key based on hand specimen properties. In addition, a virtual museum of photographic images accompanies extensive background text on the characteristics and origin of minerals.
The unique ‘learn by doing’ format ensures that even those without prior training in Earth Science can develop a solid skills and knowledge base. The program will be particularly useful for students in high school and introductory level university and college geology courses, as well as professionals and enthusiastic amateurs without an advanced Earth Science background who need to identify minerals in their daily work.