About Mineral Master©
An interactive CD-ROM-based learning package which uses ~760 high-resolution images of selected mineral specimens, crystal structures, thin sections, etc. These images are accompanied by individual descriptions and may be displayed together with general information about the mineral, its properties and occurrence. Users can select any image of any mineral and may also compare it with any other image which can be displayed simultaneously. Facilities for mineral identification are provided by an easy-to-use search/match package involving entry of observations into one or more of 29 fields, including many hand specimen properties. Testing modules allow users to evaluate their recognition skills using random image selection, and to test knowledge using a multiple choice question bank containing more than 2500 entries.
Mineral Master© System Requirements
- 386 processor
- 4 Megabytes of RAM
- CD-ROM Drive
- SVGA Monitor
- Graphics Card capable of displaying 256 colours
at 640 x 480 pixel resolution *
* To take full advantage of the high resolution images, we recommend a Pentium with 16 Megabytes of RAM, a quad-speed (or better) CD-ROM, an SVGA monitor and a high-end graphics card - i.e., with 2 Megabytes of onboard RAM. We recommend a 21" monitor or projection system for ideal classroom use.
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