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Linking to mindat.org

As a public research database, linking to mindat.org pages is welcome. Below are instructions and general guidelines you can follow when linking to mindat.org. 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 mindat.org

Links to mindat.org should always be formatted as https://www.mindat.org and never as https://mindat.org.

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

<a href='https://www.mindat.org/'>mindat.org online mineral database</a>

The above link will appear as follows: mindat.org 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 mindat.org 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="https://www.mindat.org/min-1576.html">View fluorite information at mindat.org</a>

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

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="https://www.mindat.org/loc-939.html">Wheal Gorland details on www.mindat.org</a>

The above link will appear as follows: Wheal Gorland details on www.mindat.org

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