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Specimen Group/Region (Taxonomy)

Field to be used with an authority listField used for natural science collectionsSociété des musées québécois Info-Muse database field


  • This field contains the name of the mineral group of the mineralogical specimen.


  1. For Earth sciences: This field contains the name of the mineral group commonly used in describing and identifying minerals and gemstones.

      Discipline mineralogy
     Species siderite
    Specimen Group/Region calcite
  2. For better search results in your database, avoid a large variety of terms; draw up an authority list and add names as necessary.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the name of the mineralogical specimen; do not use abbreviations.

      Discipline mineralogy
    Specimen Group/Regionepidote
  2. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the name.

    Specimen Group/Region zeolite ?
  3. This field may not contain more than one entry. © Société des musées du Québec