On the Search page (available from the top navigation header) there is a box to enter search terms that will use the Google search of the mindat.org website. There is good coverage of mindat.org pages in this search engine. It is also available in the footer search.
There are keyboard shortcuts to enter data in the search boxes in the footer. On PCs you use the combination <Shift>+<Alt>+"letter" while on Macs you would use <Shift>+<Ctrl>+"letter". This does not work in Opera browsers.
- Mineral search is <Shift>+<Alt>+"m"
- Location search is <Shift>+<Alt>+"l"
- Google mindat site search is <Shift>+<Alt>+"g"