University of Minnesota Mineral Collection

Department of Earth Sciences


A list of the 3 different ways to search the mineral database:

1. Default Search
This search is our default and should be used if you are new to the site. It displays highlighted text results.

2. Detailed Mineral Search
This search is our secondary search and is useful for users who have browsed the database before. It displays important mineral details like sample number, locality, school, etc.

3. Tabled Mineral Search
This search displays search results in a table. Searching this way can be slow, but useful if a sort-able, organized list of results is necessary.