Welcome to mindat.org, the largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet. This site contains worldwide (and a few spots on the moon) data on minerals, mineral localities, mineral photographs and other mineralogical information.
This site is growing every day, with new mineral information, localities and photographs added by members - why not join so you can keep the site updated with information on areas you are familiar with.
Users of mindat.org range from novices just becoming aware of minerals to professional mineralogists. All levels of expertise are welcome to participate on mindat.org, everybody is still learning more about mineralogy. The chat room allows people interested in minerals to communicate with each other in real time, while the message board provides a forum for people that have questions about many aspects of mineralogy to have them answered in a more formal manner.
We are now set up formally as an outreach program of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit education foundation based in the state of New York which gives us the structure we need to protect mindat.org for the future.