Mineral Identifier is a app used for identifying minerals using the optical properties of minerals, when studied in thin section using an optical microscope.

It is a great tool for any budding Geology student which can save a lot of time in identifying minerals and in looking up optical properties of specific minerals.

It works by asking a series of questions which can be easily answered when the mineral is studied in thin section. The app will then show you which minerals fit the given criteria or specifically identify the mineral if the criteria matches only one mineral.

The whole library is viewable by the user as well for simply looking at the specific properties of an individual mineral.

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

- Minor user interface adjustments for 4" displays

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Ernie Onyia ,

Needs more detail

I feel like this app wants to be a mineral catalog but it doesn't have nearly enough detail about each individual mineral that it provides to really be a good resource for students in geosciences. I would like to see color pictures, I would like to see more variation in the details. I'd like to see details about cleavage (perfect, irregular, etc) it's crystallization environment and process, and I would also like to see detail regarding chemical composition (where are the formulas?!). This is a nice start for a mineral app but it really needs more detail to be of any significant use. I feel like this list could be a lot longer. There are over 4000 different minerals, can I get a third? maybe half?

MCEsq ,

Novice Needs Photos

Please email me when you add photos. Maybe this is only for geologists. I need an app to identify rocks and minerals I have collected, but don't have information about. Thanks.

Electricmudpuppy ,

Not for anyone who's not already got a degree

This is not very user-friendly. There are no exclamations of what anything is. Everything's assumed that you know what it means. And there are no photos in the library to help identify visually. Fix your app and make it so a 5 year old could LEARN using it instead of just for people who already have a associates in geology.

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The developer, Ben Davis, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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2.1 MB

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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