In the United Kingdom, central laboratory facilities are
often used for mineralogical research. These include diffraction and spectroscopic
facilities at the Rutherford-Appleton and Daresbury Laboratories which are part of
the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CLRC).
Additional links to various mineralogical societies, large-scale experimental facilities, and crystallographic databases may also be found on the home page of this site.
The following publications contain comprehensive accounts of mineral structures and properties.
Battey MH (1972) Mineralogy for Students. Longman, London.
Bragg L, Claringbull GF and Taylor WH (1965) Crystal Structures of Minerals. G. Bell and Sons. London.
Deer WA, Howie RA and Zussman J (1992) An introduction to the rock-forming minerals. Second Edition. Longman.
Fletcher DA, McMeeking RF and Parkin D (1996) J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci., 36, 746-749. The United Kingdom Chemical Database Service
Klein C and Hurlbut CS Jr. (1993) Manual of Mineralogy. John Wiley and Sons, New York.
Megaw HD (1973) Crystal Structures: A Working Approach. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia.
Putnis A (1992) Introduction to Mineral Sciences. Cambridge University Press.