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Geological & Planetary Sciences (GPS): Gems & Mineralogy

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GPS Rock & Mineral Collections

The GPS Division operates and maintains the Rock & Mineral Collections Database.  To access the database, sign in as a guest.

It currently contains information on more than 30,000 minerals, rocks and meteorites. This database contains the following collections:

  • GPS Mineral Museum display minerals (Gem Room)
  • Meteorite Collection
  • Mineral Reference Collection
  • Rock Collection
  • Thesis Rock Collections
  • Working Mineral Collection for classroom and teaching use


NOTE: This database is not maintained by the Library, please contact the GPS Division if you have any questions regarding this database or any of its contents.

Mineral Data and Resources

Selected Journals in Gems, Minerals, and Mineralogy

Open Access Publications from the Mineralogical Society of America