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Virtual Microscope – Ore

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

The Virtual Microscope – Ore Minerals makes Optical Mineralogy easier to examine a polished section and to understand the characteristic properties of 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.


✔ 11 most common ore minerals in thin section which cover native elements, sulfides and sulfosalts class (+gangue minerals) (gold, pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, pyrrhotite, tetrahedrite-tennantite, bournonite-seligmannite, hessite, quartz and rhodochrosite);
✔ 19 thin sections related to ore deposits;
✔ 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.