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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
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.
- a UK wide club for school children