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Baltimore Mineral Society Monthly Meeting: Using the 'Mindat' Mineral Database

  • Mar 26, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • Maryland Naturalist Center

The Baltimore Mineral Society program for Wednesday, March 26 will feature a video about "Mindat and Its Uses," presented by Mindat's founder, Jolyon Ralph. The talk, originally given at the 2013 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium, covers how volunteers have spent over 13 years building the exhaustive Mindat database, which has become the go-to reference for anyone interested in learning about minerals. The site continues to be developed as contributors add information, pictures and more. In this video, Jolyon Ralph demonstrates the Mindat website and showcases its latest features. Following the video, we'll discuss our own experiences using Mindat and share information about other web resources (and non-web resources) we find helpful in our quest to learn more about minerals.

The general meeting starts at 7:30 pm, following by the program at 8:00 pm.

Cost: FREE

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