Virtual Microscope - Ore Minerals

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 high-quality 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.

Read before installation!
Space requirements: ~150 MB! Trust me, it will be worth it!

Important: In some devices, the app does not work properly. In order to make it working (to see the mineral(s) when you rotate the plate) please do the following things:

i) move the app to internal memory (or to SD card) - try now;
ii) restart your app - try now;
iii) restart your phone (or uninstall-reinstall app) - try now.


This app can be used as a virtual manual in disciplines like Optical Mineralogy, Mineralogy, Metallogeny and cannot replace the University classes or 'dedicated' books.


Keywords: Metallogeny, Ore Minerals, Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry, Crystallography, Geoscience, Rocks, Minerals

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What's New

🌟 the source code was rewritten;
🌟 major improvements in terms of performance (×5 faster).
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Additional Information

Eligible for Family Library
Eligible if bought after 7/2/2016. Learn More
May 22, 2018
Current Version
Requires Android
4.4 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Andrei Ionut Apopei
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