Please can I have two minutes of your time?
A 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
How much is mindat.org worth to you?Now more than ever mindat.org is relying on your continued donations to survive. Is mindat.org important to you?
Why not put a value on the time you spend using mindat.org with our simple calcuator:
1. How many hours per week (on average) do you spend using mindat.org?
2. What value is mindat.org worth, per hour, to you?If you're using mindat.org for home use a lower value is appropriate. For commercial use (eg mining, mineral dealing) a higher rate may be more appropriate.
3. Your suggested donation is per month.For reference, one StarBucks coffee a (week)day would add up to around $42 a month.
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 email@example.com 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.
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