University of Arizona Geosciences Department

The University of Arizona Gem and Mineral Museum is part of the University of Arizona Department of Geosciences. UA Geosciences explores, discovers, and teaches integrative and interdisciplinary Earth Science: tectonics, geophysics, climate & surface dynamics, earth materials & geochemistry.

Flandrau: The UA Science Center

The Science Center has taken a hands-on approach to education, with many astronomy related exhibits and demonstrations of different principles of science.

A large online, user-supported, mineralogical reference with information on mineral species and localities. There are many images of different mineral species, and a message board and chat room for discussing collecting and classifying of minerals as well as other topics.
A large mineralogical database with extensive information on mineral species and their classifications and also includes images, optical, X-ray, and radiation data. Many species have 3D crystallographic models that can be freely rotated.


Meteorites and Their Properties
An excellent online book by Dr. David A. Kring with information on meteorite origins, discovery and identification.

ASU Center for Meteorite Studies
Descriptions and pictures of different types of meteorites, information on how to identify a meteorite and a map of the meteorite finds in Arizona.


Microsoft Encarta
Searchable world atlas.

Google Maps
Searchable database of aerial and street maps of the world.

U.S. Geological Survey
Downloadable USGS topographic maps of the United States.

Arizona Geology

Arizona Geological Survey
Source of information on Arizona’s geology, mineral and energy resources.

Arizona Mining

Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources
Information on Arizona mining, mining companies, claims, and mineral resources.

Mining History

The Mining History Association
A Colorado-based association that publishes newsletters and journals related to mining and metallurgy.