Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Please can I have two minutes of your time?

Jolyon RalphA new personal request from Jolyon Ralph,
the founder of mindat.org

Mindat.org needs your help RIGHT NOW.

I apologise for interrupting your use of mindat.org with our plea, but as a regular user of mindat.org your help is needed RIGHT NOW to keep our site alive.

I want to thank you all for helping to build this incredible resource. Now I need your continued help, year after year, to ensure that we are able to protect this for generations to come.


Jolyon Ralph, founder, mindat.org

Mindat.org uses the PayPal system to accept electronic payments.

For larger donations you may prefer to do a bank transfer or to post us a check. This also helps reduce the transaction costs for us. Please contact us at info@hudsonmineralogy.org for our bank account details.

Or, you can send a check made payable to mindat.org to:

Hudson Institute of Mineralogy dba Mindat.org
1113 Cambridge Hill Lane
Keswick, VA 22947-2749, USA

If you wish to pay by credit card, use this form, and on the PayPal payment page, click the option that says 'Pay with a debit or credit card'. You do NOT need a PayPal account to pay this way.

$ per month for two years (recommended)
Another amount:$
Select currency:
How often?:

Thank you!

Your generous support is VERY much appreciated.

Jolyon Ralph, mindat.org founder.

What is the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy?

The Hudson Institute of Mineralogy was formed in 2003 to offer expanded public outreach and dissemination of mineral specimens and mineralogical information at no charge to earth science teachers, students and the general public. In the ensuing dozen years since its inception, thousands of mineral specimens and significant amounts of laboratory equipment have been obtained and subsequently donated by the Institute to advance mineralogical education and awareness. The designation of Mindat.org activities as the major outreach effort of the Hudson Institute is a logical step in the development of both organizations, and it also provides Mindat.org with additional, tax exempt funding opportunities to ensure its long-term viability. The operations management of Mindat.org remains unchanged, and several Mindat managers have joined the Board of Directors of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy.

The board members of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy are Jolyon Ralph (Mindat founder), Ida Chau (co-founder) as well as Mindat managers Tony Nikischer, David Von Bargen, Vandall King, Alfredo Petrov, Gail and Jim Spann and Robert Woodside

Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: April 18, 2019 11:48:44
Go to top of page