Educational Sites & on-line Courses

Mineralogical Society of America
also containing an educational set of pages about Mineralogy 4 Kids

Mineralogy Course Resources on the Internet
a list of mineralogy courses collected by John Butler of Houston University

lecure notes, Prof. Stephen A. Nelson, Tulane University, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Crystallography and Mineral Crystal Systems
an illustrated, nine-part primer on crystallography and mineral crystal systems. (Mike Howard & Darcy Howard, at Bob´s Rock Shop) 

crystallographic educational site with Visual Basic and Java applets.

encyclopédie de géologie, minéralogie, paléontologie et autres géosciences. Une équipe de bénévole publie tous les jours de nouveaux articles, des photos, des définitions géologiques, etc.

Diamond Dan Publications 
activity books for young mineral collectors, as well as other printed, educational materials like mineral patch activity programs, mineral placemats, and customized mineral publications for children 

Mineral 1.0
an easy-to-use database of common minerals (and photos) with numerous online quizzes covering mineral identification, chemical formulae and hardness

Mineral Web 
a web site for 3-D display of mineral structures

Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals and Textures 
part of the "Virtual Geology" Project at the University of North Carolina.

Notes to accompany course on gems and gem minerals
University of Texas at Austin 

The History of Gems, Gemology and Mining Library
a collection of close to 25.000 pages, covering gems, diamonds, mining, gemology and gold rushes on 5 continents

CristaMine (UNED-UPM)
courses on mineralogy, cristallography and gemmology (a project of Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) 

Kasuku - Les secrets de notre planète 
a number of very educational documents in French about mineralogy and gemology