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Virtual Microscope – Minerals

The Virtual Microscope – Minerals is a professional and interactive virtual petrographic microscope which allows geologists to examine and explore minerals and their microscopic features.

The Virtual Microscope – Minerals makes Optical Mineralogy to be easier to examine a thin section and to understand the characteristic properties for each mineral without a petrographic microscope, which is known to be very expensive. It is mainly addressed to geoscience students / geologists as a guide in individual or supervised laboratory work.

Made by a Geologist for Geologists.


✔ 55 most common minerals in thin section which cover all silicate and non-silicate classes;
✔ 95 thin sections related to Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary rocks;
✔ 360 degrees interactive movement of the plates;
✔ properties of each mineral;
✔ user friendly interface, ad free and very intuitive;
✔ made by a Geologist for Geologists.


This app can be used as a virtual manual in disciplines like Optical Mineralogy, Mineralogy, Petrology and cannot replace the University classes or ‘dedicated’ books.