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User and Contributor Manual

Linking to

As a public research database, linking to pages is welcome. Below are instructions and general guidelines you can follow when linking to For reference purposes, links to mineral and locality pages do not change – however, occasionally duplicate localities may be merged.

In all of the cases below, altering the descriptive text is acceptable.

Linking to

Links to should always be formatted as and never as

To embed a link to into a website, use the following code:

<a href=''> online mineral database</a>

The above link will appear as follows: online mineral database

Linking to Mineral Pages

Each mineral has an assigned ID number that refers to the individual mineral (shown in bold in the following code) and each mineral page has a unique URL stemming from that ID number. To link directly to a mineral page, either copy the address from your browser window or navigate to the URL found in the Internet Links section in the lower portion of the mineral page.

To embed a link to a Mineral Page into a website, use the following code structure (example provided for fluorite):

<a href="">View fluorite information at</a>

The above link will appear as follows: View fluorite information at

Linking to Localities

Each locality also has an ID number and a unique URL stemming from that ID number. Linking to locality pages is done in the same way as linking to mineral pages, but using a locality ID number instead of a mineral ID number.

To embed a link to a Locality Page into a website, use the following code structure (example provided for Wheal Gorland mine, Cornwall, UK):

<a href="">Wheal Gorland details on</a>

The above link will appear as follows: Wheal Gorland details on

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