Mineral informationen by classification, property or name
Minerals are grouped according to chemical composition and crystal structure in different mineral systems. From author to author, these systems differ in the members of the mineral groups and mineral series and classes.
The classification of Hugo Strunz and Ernest H. Nickel is the most common. Current is the 9th Edition, which is published in 2001.
In addition to the classification of "Strunz" the classifications of "Dana" and the "Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals" are (Dept. of Mineralogy, Natural History Museum, London) common. There are also derived classifications based originally on the classification of Strunz and Nickel, but then continued modified. Here the system of Alexander Hoelzel (Strunz 9) and Lapis (Strunz 8) can be mentioned. The systematic of Lapis is often used by collectors.
If you are looking for a mineral information, you can look in the alphabetical list or in the classification. You can enter search terms directly into the search box on the left. You can also search for minerals by chemical properties or physical properties.
Minerals in alphabetical order
Minerals by classification