Links

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.
http://www.gotuasciencecenter.org

Minerals

Mindat.org
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.
http://www.mindat.org

Webmineral.com
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.
http://www.webmineral.com

Meteorites

Meteorites and Their Properties
An excellent online book by Dr. David A. Kring with information on meteorite origins, discovery and identification.
http://meteorites.lpl.arizona.edu

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.
http://meteorites.asu.edu/met-info/index.html

Maps

Microsoft Encarta
Searchable world atlas.
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/MapCenter/Map.aspx

Google Maps
Searchable database of aerial and street maps of the world.
http://maps.google.com

U.S. Geological Survey
Downloadable USGS topographic maps of the United States.
http://store.usgs.gov/locator/

Arizona Geology

Arizona Geological Survey
Source of information on Arizona’s geology, mineral and energy resources.
http://www.azgs.state.az.us

Arizona Mining

Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources
Information on Arizona mining, mining companies, claims, and mineral resources.
http://www.admmr.state.az.us

Mining History

The Mining History Association
A Colorado-based association that publishes newsletters and journals related to mining and metallurgy.
http://www.mininghistoryassociation.org