MinIdent is a mineral identification software and data base used in mineralogy. The original Command-line interface (CLI) program was written in FORTRAN and ran on a mainframe computer. It was later ported to a PC. The current version of the MinIdent-Win software has a graphical user interface (GUI) and is available at www.micronex.ca.
MinIdent represents information about minerals in a statistical manner and identifies unknown minerals with a fuzzy-like matching system. Even without a set of mineral samples, MinIdent can construct statistics based on understanding the chemical formula of a mineral.
GemIdent is a derivative of MinIdent.
Smith, D. G. W., & Leibovitz, D .P. (1986) MinIdent User’s Manual. A FORTRAN 77 program for mineral identification. Computing Services, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Smith, D. G. W., & Leibovitz, D. P. (1986) MinIdent: A data base for minerals and a computer program for their identification. Canadian Mineralogist. 24(4): 695-708.
Smith, D. G. W., & Leibovitz, D. P. (1984) A computer-based system for identification of minerals on the basis of composition and other properties. 27th International Geological Congress. Extended Abstract, 5: 169.
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