The Minerals of California Database is an invaluable research tool affording you access to well over 6500 records. It can be used to plan
trips, do research, etc. in lieu of searching 1200 pages of text in the California Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin 189 or Pemberton books.
You wont find this database anywhere else but GAMECO !
If you want to plan a trip to a specific chemical classification, county, city, mine, mineral or some other database parameter - this tool will help you do just that.
Log in to the database, enter your search parameters and wait a few seconds for
the results. Print them out and start planning. This is an ideal tool for any collector,
dealer or field trip chairman. The database will provide you with leads for potential
collecting localities. It does not give you permission to go there.
You'll have to do your own homework for legal access.
Online Version $35.00 (on all the time except maintenance)
Welcome to the MOCdB Search Engine Front Page.
To best perform a search if you are unfamiliar with search techniques
it is best to choose a category, partial search string and a logical operator.
You can however choose only a search string alone but this will produce
a complete list wherever this term shows up in the database. Experiment
around to produce the desired search.
Hint: For the first category with Classification chosen you can only pick the following search words: Borates, Carbonates, Halides, Sulfides, Sulfates, Phosphates/ Arsenates/Vanadates/Uranates, Molybdates/Nitrates/Organics, Native Elements, Tungstates,Oxides, Silicates I, Silicates II, Silicates III.
For example to find just quartz in the Mineral Field you must select MINERAL, type in quartz, then select "EXACT MATCH ONLY. If no results show up it is because your search was too restrictive. Use "MATCH WORD ANYWHERE" to produce best results.
Still not convinced.....
Sample Output for two simple searches. Click the links to download the PDF files. You can enter a myriad of search parameters.