How to get your site listed

Do you run a mineral dealer website? Your minerals can be listed here on minfind.com and updated on a regular basis.
Contact jacques@mineraldesk.com

Technical Integration

To integrate your site you will need to create a CSV file containing information about your new minerals every time you update the site. You can create this with Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc, or if you have a database-driven website it isn't hard to create this file automatically from your database.

Example CSV file: Click here

Notes

Here is a list of the fields required in the CSV file. Mandatory fields marked with a * - others may be replaced with 0, but all columns must be included.

Reference * - Your unique specimen ID. Can be a number or alphanumeric.
URL * - Full URL of the page on your website where the specimen can be purchased (must include http://)
Name * - Specimen title - mineral names must be included in this, for example "Dioptase on Calcite"
Locality * - Locality name, ideally in format with country at end, eg Tsumeb Mine, Otavi, Namibia. Please add USA if necessary
Mindat Locality - If you know which mindat locality ID matches your locality, add it here, or zero if not known.
Description * - Full text description for the specimen. Carriage returns should be replaced with ^p.
Price * - Price of specimen, currency symbols optional (but only one currency, your primary, should be used).
Width * - Width in mm.
Height - Height in mm.
Depth - Depth in mm.
Weight - Weight in grams, or zero if not known.
Photo 1 * - First photo of specimen (one photo is required), URL for image on your website.
Photo 2 - Second photo of specimen, URL for image on your website.
Photo 3 - Third photo of specimen, URL for image on your website.
Photo 4 - Fourth photo of specimen, URL for image on your website.
Photo 5 - Fifth photo of specimen, URL for image on your website.
Photo 6 - Sixth photo of specimen, URL for image on your website.
Photo 7 - Seventh photo of specimen, URL for image on your website.
Photo 8 - Eighth photo of specimen, URL for image on your website.
Photo 9 - Ninth of specimen, URL for image on your website.
Photo 10 - Tenth photo of specimen, URL for image on your website.
minID - The minID allocated for this specimen. If none a new one will be generated for you automatically.