Mineral occurrences in a region
The Search for Minerals in a Region is available from the "Search" button on the navigation header. This search is useful if you are interested in the locations where a particular common mineral has been found in a restricted area of the world. For example, there are many thousands of locations for quartz in the database. You could display a list of all of the locations for quartz in the world, but if you are just interested in the quartz locations in a single state, it is much faster (and less of a strain on the website) to use this search (there is also the benefit of also including in the listing the localities for any varietal names of the mineral).
To use this search you would input the exact name of the mineral, the locality (ie. Wales) and then select if you want the localities grouped according to the standard hierarchy or a simple alphabetical listing. Then click on the "Search" button. The localities are displayed with thirty localities per page.