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The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland - Mineralogical Society: Links for Schools
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e-mail: info@minersoc.org
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Links for Schools

  • Earth Lab Datasite - the Natural History Museum's new educational resource allowing amateur geologists and students to investigate UK geology on-line.
  • Mineralogy Database - David Barthelmy 's database contains more than 5,000 web pages of mineral data. There are 4,205 individual mineral species descriptions with links.
  • Glossary of rock, mineral and gemstone terms - Hershel Friedman's comprehensive on-line glossary with hundreds of mineral terms, definitions and explanations.
  • Etymology of mineral and rock names - Christof Kuhn's listing of the derivation of rock and mineral names, in English and German.
  • QuickMinerals - a barebones guide to properties of sixty minerals, arranged alphabetically and by mineral group.
  • Mindat.org - probably the largest mineralogical reference on the internet. Currently there are 7708 different minerals, varieties and synonyms listed, and information on 19380 mineral occurrences worldwide, from 5361different sites.
  • Jeremy's mineral quizzer - an electronic way of testing and/or improving your working knowledge of mineral names and their formulae. Each time you press the "Take Quiz" button, a random quiz will be generated.
  • A Gem of a Story - a virtual tour of the Smithsonian Institution's Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals, with lots of links to resources and activities for teachers

Teaching support

  • Earth Science Teachers' Association - the aim of the association is to encourage and support the teaching of Earth Sciences whether as a single subject such as geology, or as part of science or geography courses. ESTA also sells reference sets of rock samples for teaching.

Clubs and Societies

  • Rockwatch - a UK wide club for school children