Standard Locality Display

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There are a number of different ways of displaying the mineral lists for a locality. The standard display simply lists the minerals found in a locality (and any sub-localities). There will be a count of species, valid minerals as well as any type minerals found at that locality. If one lists the locality by chemistry, the mineral species will be sorted by mineral groups (ie. sulfides, carbonates, phosphates, etc.). If one looks at a detailed listing of the locality, information on the individual minerals will also be listed (ie. reference, habit, colour, etc.).

Other options that are available from the standard display page include an external link to a location map and the position of the locality on a globe (if the locality has a latitude/longitude available), a link to search Google for this locality, an ability to edit the locality, and to add minerals to the locality (these last two are available if you are registered, are at least a level one member and are logged in).

If you click on the mineral in the list, it will bring up the mineral page for that species. If you click on the icon Info.gif (or gold or silver stars) to the left of the mineral, it will bring up the detailed description page for the mineral at this site (see:Detail information about mineral at a locality).

If the locality has sub-localities, one must use the Regional Report to determine which minerals are found in the sub-localities and which are reported as having been reported from the locality. Oftentimes in the literature, mineral occurrences have not been specifically located as having come from a particular mine.

Standard Display

This is the page that is first displayed when you click on a locality from a Locality Search. The "Detailed" and "By Chemistry" buttons will bring up more complete locality displays. In certain parts of the world, if there are latitude/longitude coordinates available, there are links to regional and local maps, from the "Map" button. They will take you to outside websites that have maps of the areas around this locality. These coordinates can vary greatly in precision and accuracy, to determine the true locality, please review topographic maps of the area as well as the original cited literature.

"Search Google" will take you to the Google site to do additional search on the locality. The "Edit Locality" button will bring up the edit page for this locality (see: Locality Editor). The "Add Minerals" button will bring up the form to add additional minerals to the mineral list for the locality (see: Add Minerals to a Locality). If you click on the mineral name, this will bring up the mindat.org mineral display page. The ? after the name indicates that the occurrence of this mineral at this site has not been confirmed. If the name is in italics and has ' around the name, the mineral is a non-valid mineral name (this could be a group name, where a more detailed determination of species has not been done - ie. garnet, tourmaline, etc.). If the mineral name is in bold faced type, then this is the type locality for that mineral. The icon Info.gif before the mineral name will bring up the detailed mineral description for that mineral at this location. This detail page lists the references for this occurrence and properties such as crystal habit and size and any miscellaneous comments about this mineral at this locality as well as the ability to access the edit page for the mineral at this locality. If this is a gold star, the occurrence is of very significant quality. A silver star signifies that the mineral is much above average quality for the species. If the mineral name has a line through it, that indicates that the mineral was erroneously described from the locality in some literature.

Display by Strunz

The chemistry display of a locality has all of the information that is in the standard display; but the mineral list, instead of being in alphabetical order, is divided by mineral groups per the Strunz classification. The mineral name, Strunz classification and chemical formula are listed.

Display by Dana

Similar to the Strunz display, except it uses the Dana classification.

Detailed Display

The detailed listing of a locality has all of the information that is on the standard display, but also displays all of the mineral information that is in the database about the minerals at this specific locality (reference, colour, habit, comments, last photo added).</br> This same information can be accessed by clicking on the Info.gif icon in the standard or chemistry display.


Hey Groupings Regional Report