Mineral Classification Scheme
We are pleased to be able to offer you a free Mineral Classification Scheme, the same one we use in MinIdent-Win.
This comes in the form of a Microsoft Access file. It can be opened in the hierarchical tree viewer
and editor "Treelist Editor" , which is available at GeoreferenceOnline.
The scheme we have adopted for MinIdent-Win combines the two approaches
commonly used in mineral classification schemes, that is, division on the
basis of chemical composition on the one hand and crystal structure on the
other. These divisions exist at various hierarchical levels within the
scheme and alternative paths may be followed in some cases through that
hierarchy. Nevertheless, it is simple to use and easy to visualize. One
other great advantage of our system is that it includes all of the more
than one thousand unnamed minerals in our database and, as far as
possible, places each of them in the appropriate division with the
Click here (right click and select save target as.. in Internet Explorer) to download your copy of the classification scheme in Microsoft© Access format.