Geology - Mineral ID

Geology - Mineral ID

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Easily and accurately identify mineral samples with the Geology - Mineral ID application. This application allows you to input up to 12 unique characteristics in order to correctly identify a mineral sample. The top 5 results are shown to the user along with detailed pictures of each mineral. The application also features a property list database that can help the user determine a specific characteristic by describing it in detail along with picture references. You may also browse through the full mineral list for a description of each mineral’s properties along with pictures. This app is ideal not only for students, but professionals, lab work, and field work as well.

The characteristics used to identify your sample include:

Cleavage
Color
Crystal System
Diaphaneity/Transparency
Fracture
Habit
Hardness
Luster
Other Properties (Magnetism, Solubility, etc)
Specific Gravity
Streak
Tenacity

Currently the application features 50 diverse minerals. Additional minerals will be added during subsequent updates.

Credit goes to irocks.com for the majority of the pictures!

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Recently changed in this version

The app can be moved to the SD card!
The app requires less memory!
Improved app icon and high resolution icon
Ability to turn off background images through options page
Credit given to irocks.com for pictures


Comments and ratings for Geology - Mineral ID
  • (66 stars)

    by Rio McMahon on 01/10/2013

    This is a fantastic app. I downloaded it as a mineral guide for a geology midterm and it's a great reference for mineral ID/characteristics. One thing that I would like to see is a large expansion on supported mineral types because the current 50 are a bit lacking.

  • (66 stars)

    by Rudy Bakker on 25/01/2013

    Awesome app, but needs a lot more minerals to make it practical

  • (66 stars)

    by Resul Arslan on 28/12/2012

    There are very few minerals.. need to be completed