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Mindat.org has been used as a scientific reference resource since the beginning, but our data has also been essential for brand new scientific research, especially in the new fields of mineral evolution and mineral ecology.

Jolyon Ralph has contributed to multiple scientific papers on these subjects, including:

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2017Hazen, R.M., Hystad, G., Golden, J.J., Hummer, D.R., Liu, C., Downs, R.T., Morrison, S.M., Ralph, J. and Grew, E.S., 2017. Cobalt mineral ecology. American Mineralogist, 102(1), pp.108-116.minsocam.org
2017Liu, C., Hystad, G., Golden, J.J., Hummer, D.R., Downs, R.T., Morrison, S.M., Ralph, J.P. and Hazen, R.M., 2017. Chromium mineral ecology. American Mineralogist, 102(3), pp.612-619.arizona.edu
2017Morrison, S.M., Liu, C., Eleish, A., Prabhu, A., Li, C., Ralph, J., Downs, R.T., Golden, J.J., Fox, P., Hummer, D.R. and Meyer, M.B., 2017. Network analysis of mineralogical systems., Published onlineAmerican Mineralogist
2016Golden, J.J., Pires, A.J., Hazen, R.M., Downs, R.T., Ralph, J.P. and Meyer, M.B. 2016, January. Building the Mineral Evolution Database: Implications for future Big Data Analysis Conference paper GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.researchgate.net
2016Morrison, S.M., Downs, R.T., Golden, J.J., Pires, A.J., Fox, P., Ma, X., Zednik, S., Eleish, A., Kolankowski, S., Liu, C., Hummer, D.R., Meyer, M.B., Ralph, J.P, Hystad, G. and Hazen, R.M. 2016, January. Analysis and Sociograms of Mineral Connections, Distributions, and Segmentation Conference paper GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.researchgate.net
2016Morrison, S.M., Downs, R.T., Golden, J.J., Pires, A., Fox, P.A., Ma, X., Zednik, S., Eleish, A., Prabhu, A., Hummer, D.R., Ralph, J.P. and Liu, C., 2016, February. Exploiting mineral data: applications to the diversity, distribution, and social networks of copper minerals. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
2016Liu, C., Hazen, R.M., Hystad, G., Golden, J.J., Hummer, D.R., Downs, R.T., Morrison, S.M. and Ralph, J.P. 2016, January. Chromium and Vanadium Mineral Ecology. Conference paper GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.researchgate.net
2011Hazen, R.M., Bekker, A., Bish, D.L., Bleeker, W., Downs, R.T., Farquhar, J., Ferry, J.M., Grew, E.S., Knoll, A.H., Papineau, D. and Ralph, J.P., 2011. Needs and opportunities in mineral evolution research. American Mineralogist, 96(7), pp.953-963.harvard.edu


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