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    K-12 Level





    Mineralogy Milestones
    77 AD: Pliny the Elder, Roman, described many minerals and explained many of their properties (Naturalis Historia).

    8th century: Jabir ibn Hayyan, Arabic, was the first to bring the experimental method into alchemy and developed distillation and crystallization methods.

    1905: Herbert Smith, British, invented the first efficient jeweler's refractometer.

    1556: Georgius Agricola, German, described the art of mining, refining, and smelting metals (De re metallica).

    1609: Anselmus de Boodt, Belgian: the first definitive work of modern mineralogy - described about 600 known minerals, describing their properties and medical uses (Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia).

    1812: Friedrich Mohs, German, created the Mohs scale of mineral hardnes.

    1888: Antoine Lacroix and Albert Michel-Levy, French - their The Minerals of Rocks was a pioneer study of the optical properties of rock-forming minerals.

    20th century: Arthur Russell, British, owned one of the most outstanding collection of British minerals.

    1970s: George Switzer, American, analyzed moon rocks which were brought back by NASA's Apollo missions to the Moon.


    Minerals and Mineralogy for Kids
    Mineralogy 4 Kids
    Rocks for Kids
    Minerals for Kids
    I want to be a mineralogist
    The Physical Properties of Minerals
    Minerals and Health
    How Rocks and Minerals are Formed

    Minerals and Mineralogy for Teachers
    The Life Cycle of a Mineral DepositóA Teacherís Guide for Hands-On Mineral Education Activities

    Mineral Identification
    Mineral Identification Key
    Mineralogy Database
    Mineral Identification Project
    Mineral Physical Properties and Identification

    Mohs Scale
    Mohs scale of mineral hardness
    Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness
    The Mohs Mineral Hardness Scale
    Mohs Scale of Hardness - Mineralogical Society of America

    FAQs
    Mineral Collecting - Frequently Asked Questions
    Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Minerals
    Frequently Asked Questions - Mineralogical Society of America
    FAQ Mineral Careers - Mineralogical Society of America
    Automated Mineralogy FAQ

    Mineralogy Dictionaries and Glossaries
    Rock and Mineral Dictionary
    Glossary of Mineralogical Terms and Habits
    Field Guide Minerals Glossary
    Basic Geological and Mineralogical Glossary
    The Clay Minerals Society Glossary for Clay Science Project

    Museums
    MBMG Mineral Museum
    James Madison University Mineral Museum

    Stamps
    Mineral Stamps
    Collecting Rock Stamps
    French Antarctic Mineral Stamps
    Mineral stamps - The Icelandic Institute of Natural History
    Stamps of Minerals, Gems and Meteorites
    Philatelic Mineralogy I

    Trivia & Quizzes
    A Collection of Interesting Geology Facts
    Rocks and Minerals Game - Play Fun Trivia Quiz
    Rock and Mineral Quiz

    Humor and Jokes
    Volcano Jokes and Earth Sciences
    Dinosaur Jokes and Paleontology
    Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Weather Jokes
    ABAG Earthquake Info Kids Zone

    General Mineralogy Resources
    Everything about Jade - Ology
    What is Jade? - Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Canada
    The Clausthal Online Mineral Collection
    MineralTown.com
    Coal Energy - DOE
    Mineralogy 4 Kids - MSA
    Mineral Matters
    The Gold Institute
    Mineralogy Database
    23 Amazing Sites For Free Gemology Courses & Resources

    Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Rocks and Minerals




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