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Mindat.org has been running since October 2000 with the aim of building and sharing information about minerals, their properties and where they are found.
It is now the world's largest public database of mineral information with an army of worldwide volunteers adding and verifying new information daily.
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- 27th February 2015 Tucson 2015 - A quick photo tour
- 11th January 2015 The new mindat.org!
- 25th December 2014 What's new on our 21st anniversary?
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Photo of the Day March 3, 2015
- Jolyon & Katya Ralph - 27th Feb 2015Tucson 2015 - A quick photo tour
- Bill Cordua - 20th Feb 2015Some notes on Wisconsin Fluorescent Minerals
- Roy Starkey - 21st Feb 2015Lapworth Museum Stones and Bones Exhibition - Birmingham (UK)
- Bill Cordua - 17th Feb 2015Ringwoodite - the true story
- Bill Cordua - 17th Feb 2015Meteorite hunting in a Wisconsin Gravel Pit
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