Geology Toolkit is a complete android application which allows geologists to examine and explore minerals and rocks features under microscope or hand-specimen properties.
Geology Toolkit makes mineralogy and petrology to be easier to examine a thin section and to understand the characteristic properties for each mineral/rock 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.
► Premium design and Ad free
The interface is user friendly, ad free and very intuitive, the main menu can be accessed every time by swiping your finger horizontally across the screen or by pressing the ‘hamburger’ iconin the top left corner.
► GeoQuizzes – Learn by doing!
Test your geology knowledge of the material on this application or from the class / laboratory / field with these GeoQuizzes.
✔ Mineralogy Quiz
✔ Igneous rocks Quiz
► Dedicated to Mineralogists
Various features are developed as a guide for field trips or laboratory work.
✔ 43 most common minerals in thin section (transmited and reflected light)
✔ ‘IdentifyMin under microscope’ is an algorithm for a fast and logical identification of minerals in thin sections;
✔ Hand-specimen photographs (at high resolution) of 43 most common minerals with panzoom functionality;
✔ Swipeable gallery (touch-friendly – swipe & panzoom) with pictures of minerals and rocks thin sections under microsope
✔ Mineral Classification of over 200 common mineral species
✔ Search in 5125 Mineral species (mineral name, chemistry,elements, country of type locality and structural groupname)
✔ Searchable Mohs Hardness Scale for over 80 common mineral species
✔ ‘Gemstones’ section offer informations about gemstones, jewelryand precious metals
✔ ‘IdentifyMin (Hand-Specimen)’ can be used to easily identifyhand-specimen minerals
► Classify an Igneous, Sedimentary or a Metamorphicrock
✔ 18 most common igneous rocks in thin section (transmited light):alkali-feldspar granite, alkali-feldspar rhyolite, granite,rhyolite, granodiorite, tonalite, dacite, diorite, and esite,basalt, gabbro, alkali-feldspar syenite, alkali-feldspar trachyte,syenite, trachyte, foid syenite, peridotite and harzburgite;
✔ Handy Rock Identification
✔ Browse igneous rocks which contain a classification for volcanic and plutonic rocks
✔ Textures and microstructures of igneous rocks
✔ Interactive QAPF diagrams (volcanic and plutonic rocks)
✔ Diagram for modal classification of gabbroic rocks
✔ Interactive Ultramafic diagrams (Ol-Opx-Cpx &Ol-Px-Hbl)
✔ Interactive TAS diagram
✔ Bowen’s reaction series
✔ Sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks classification
✔ Introduction to Crystallography (laws, crystal systems,etc.)
✔ 48 crystal forms with axes and miller indices
► Chemistry features
✔ Periodic Table of Elements
✔ Solubility chart
► Other GEO-UTILITIES
✔ Geological Time Scale feature
✔ Geology quotes
✔ Glossary with terms used in optical mineralogy
✔ Engineering Geology section
+ fixed minor bugs;
+ added 3 new features:
1. Geology Dictionary+ > provides a compendium of more than 10.000 geological terms;
2. Handbook of Mineralogy > provides a compendium of more than 5000 unique minerals (with basic details for each mineral);
3. Handbook of Rocks > provides a compendium of more than 159 rock types (with description).
These 3 new features are very fast and fully searchable!