Minerals.net was started in 1996 by Hershel Friedman as an interactive and educational guide to rocks, minerals, and gemstones. It was one of the first of its kind providing detailed information of these topics in an interactive setting. Minerals.net contains research pages of hundreds of minerals, indexed and categorized, as well as various documents on mineral topics. The site had been growing steadily since its inception, and had increased in search engine rankings to become one of the top sites under both keywords "minerals" and "gemstones". Our goal is to continue providing information in an interactive and user-friendly form.