Mineral photographs in a region
The Search for Photos in a Region (labeled Search for Photos) is available from the "Search" button on the navigation header. This search is useful if you are interested in photographs of a common mineral which has been found in a restricted area of the world. For example, there are many photographs for quartz in the database. You could display a list of all of the photographs of quartz in the world, but if you are just interested in the quartz photographs in a single state, it is much faster (and less of a strain on the website) to use this search.
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, a simple alphabetical listing or the date when they were added to the database (newest first).
The results of this search allow you to click on the photograph to view it at full scale. If you click on the mineral name, you will bring up the display view for the mineral. If you click on the locality name, you will bring up the standard locality display. A detailed caption for the photograph is displayed along with when the photograph was uploaded.