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Introduction is the world’s leading authority on minerals and their localities, deposits, and mines worldwide.’s mission is to advance the world’s understanding of minerals. has been collecting, organising, and sharing mineral information since October 2000. It is now an essential resource used daily throughout education, academia, and industry.

An international team of 50 expert managers work to ensure accuracy.

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, relies on support from both companies and individuals. is the primary outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy


The database is a key resource for education about rocks and minerals and their importance to society.
Our powerful search tools allow both beginners and experts to find answers, consult experts, and delve deeper into a growing archive of educational articles, downloadable books and magazines, a comprehensive mineral and mining glossary - all being updated every day. provides a platform to promote awareness about geology, mineralogy, and mining and those sciences and industries that are intrinsically linked to them.

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The database contains information on minerals and the localities they are found at. This information is entered by an army of volunteers worldwide and then verified by our team of experts.

To learn more about how works, please read our manual

Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
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