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Introduction to Mindat

  • Mindat Basics
  1. What is Mindat?
  2. How to Register
  3. How to Log In
  4. Terms of use
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  • Miscellaneous
  1. How to Link to Mindat
  2. History of Mindat
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  1. Access Rights
  2. Your Responsibilities
  3. Your Rights and Ownership of Data/Copyright.

How to Display

  • Minerals
  1. Mineral Information
  2. Mineral Classification (Chemical groups)
  • Localities (Mineral lists)
  1. Standard Locality Display
  2. Regional Report
  3. Detail information about mineral at a locality
  4. Recent Locality Changes
  • Photographs
  1. Photographs
  • Latest additions to databases
  1. Newest localities added to database
  2. Today's new Mineral Photographs

How to Search

  1. Mineral Names
  2. Search by Chemistry of a mineral
  3. Mineral Identification by physical properties
  • Localities
  1. Locality Search
  2. Mineral Associations
  3. Mineral occurrences in a region
  4. Mineral occurrences in a country
  • Photographs
  1. Search Photograph database
  2. View a member's Mineral Photograph gallery
  3. Mineral photographs in a region
  • Glossary
  1. Glossary search
  2. Glossary references

Message Board

  1. How to browse the messageboard
  2. How to Post a message
  3. BBcode
  4. Best Mineral Page
  5. Talk Pages
  6. Your Control Center
  7. Private Messsaging


  1. How to use the Chatroom
  2. Using the Chatroom with an external IRC application
  3. Chatroom Rules

Mindat Directory

  1. How to Add an entry
  2. How to Search for Entries
  3. How to Search for Events
  4. How to Add a new Event

How to Add Localities

  1. Using the Locality Editor
  2. Geographical and Regional Naming Conventions
  3. How to Add Minerals to a Locality
  4. Editing Mineral Data
  5. How to Delete a locality

How to Add Photographs

  1. Preparing your photographs for upload
  2. Upload Photograph
    1. Mineral Photograph
    2. Site Photograph
    3. Other Photograph
  3. Managing your Photo Gallery

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