The mineral classes.


Heavy roadwork in front
If you don't understand what the symbol means, you will soon realize it by your self.
The following pages are very incomplete, but I couldn't resist putting it out on the net.

Alphabetical list.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Systematical list.
Pure elements (13, all done) Sulphides and sulphosalts (51 done of 101)
Halogenides (2 done of 11) Oxides and hydroxides (38 done of 90)
Phosphates (arsenates and vanadates) (41 done of 88) Sulphates (cromates,molybdates,wolframates) (6 done of 23)
Carbonates (14 done of 28) Borates and nitrates (7, all done)
Silicates (114 done of 231) Organic materials (3, all done)

The mineral index is split into ten subclasses depending on their chemical composition and on the structure of the mineral. I am following the same system for division in classes and subclasses as the book "Mineral i Sverige", Lars-Håkan Hedin, Bonniers fakta 1985, ISBN 91-34-50581-4. This book is based on the east German geolog professor H.J. Röslers system.
Whenever I get a sample of a mineral, I will include a picture and links to my collection.

There will be some more index in the future, like fluorescent minerals, tables for identification and so on, but that's for some rainy day in the future.

Main index.

The background is a piece of rosy quartz, probably from Ytterklippen, a pegmatite 80 km from Umeå. I found it at the backyard together with some other stones, but that's a totally different story.

If you have some questions, suggestions or comments you are welcome to write me a line or two.


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Last changed : 2004-01-27