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Mineral Content Editing

I'll be keeping you posted with our progress on editing the mineral pages. So far, we have edited ALL the minerals up until the sulfates. This includes the minerals in the following groups:

  • Native Elements
  • Sulfides
  • Oxides
  • Halides
  • Carbonates
  • Borates

Now granted some important minerals are missing in the above lists, but we'll eventually get to these. We only worked on the list from the old site, which was missing alot minerals.

We just finished editing all the Borates, and are working on the Sulfates. This is a really grueling and time consuming process, as every bit of information is being researched and double checked. Especially time-consuming are the locality information, as the old site had all this really outdated. Each mineral takes on average an hour to edit, and there are hundreds in the system! Working on Anglesite now.

The Redesign

The Redesign of the minerals.net website involves many extensive projects.
The following items have either been done or are actively being worked on:

  • New Design
  • Transformation of ALL data from static HTML into dynamic, database-controlled ASP.net pages
  • New Minerals section
  • Update content of all mineral pages with more accurate information
  • Totally recreate the mineral localities to the most practical and relevant locations
  • Redo all the images, as well as import new images from new sources
  • Creating new and powerful filtering methods for finding minerals
  • Redeveloping of the Glossary and adding many new terms
  • Redeveloping the entire gemstone section
  • Updating all the content on the gemstone section to make it more relevant
  • Purchase mineral accessories and books on our own Amazon Store

After the above list is complete, we will be working on the following:

  • Mineral Resources Redesign
  • Adding new minerals
  • Adding new gemstones
  • Adding new mineral and gemstone pictures
  • Comprehensive Mineral Directory
  • Dynamic Image Gallery

Stay tuned for updates!

Introducing the Blog

Over the past several months we have been working extensively on redeveloping the entire Minerals.net website. This new blog will be used as a way of introducing new changes and content that we have updated so you can keep track and see the progress. This will take the place of the "Whats New" section on the old site, and the blog format will also allow users to post comments.