Related Sites and References

See the home page for hypertext links to the sites mentioned below.

Chemscape Chime, the 'plug-in' for this site, is based on the molecular visualisation program RasMol. Chime may be downloaded from the link in the graphic above. See the Chime website for further details about which web browsers and types of computer are suitable for this plug-in.

RasMol, a standalone program developed by Roger Sayle, is available from GlaxoWellcome. Rasmol is available in both PC and Mac formats.

The Chime plug-in takes a variety of crystallographic data formats as input. In this website, PDB files are generated from CrystalMaker software, edited, then embedded into the web pages.

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.