Terms and Conditions - Last updated 21st May 2016
Mindat.org is a scientific database based on the contributions of its members.
Important. All use of mindat.org is bound by the following terms and conditions, these apply whether you are a registered user or not.
Mindat.org contains information about the location of mineral deposits worldwide. This information is stored for research and reference purposes only, and such information does not indicate that the locality is currently open for collectors to visit, or even that material can still be found at that location. Never visit a site listed on mindat.org to collect unless you have the permission of the landowners (and mineral rights owners where necessary), and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary. Irresponsible use of information provided here will inevitably result in a reluctance for people to post new information to the site, and will hurt everybody.
Any attemt to visit any locality listed on mindat.org is entirely at your own risk, and mindat.org cannot be held liable for any injuries, loss of life, loss of property, loss of earnings or any other issue due acting on information taken from this website.
Any data you post to mindat.org, be it text for articles or photographs, remains your copyright material unless you specify otherwise, however by posting such material you grant mindat.org non-exclusive and irrevocable rights to continue to use and display such material on this website. Any further use of your material (for example, commercial use on T-shirts, books, etc) will only be carried out with your explicit permission.
Because this site contains the copyright material of other members, you agree not to try to extract information from this site for any other use than viewing of this website material. You are not allowed to archive non-trivial portions of this site and you are not allowed to copy data from this site for use in any other product or website.
Mindat.org reserves the right to allow or deny access to any or all of the site or its facilities to any user without prior warning. This site is free to use and comes with no warranties as to the accuracy or suitability of information provided whatsoever.
We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions of use without further notification. Please check this page on a regular basis to ensure you understand your obligations in using this site.
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.