In exploring Wikimedia Commons our group of earth scientists noted that in the page for Minerals of Jalisco there are only two photos, and both of them are of opal.

We might commission a project to provide a comprehensive image collection of both gem collection photos and field specimens to provide as a resource for geologists in our state. Students could be assigned the research task to find potential candidates, locate where examples might be in collections.

For field specimens, we would make sure that our photos include location data, so the information can also feed the information in WikiData where ultimately we could build a dynamic field map of Jalisco minerals.

Shared by: Marta Mineral
Image Credit: Screenshot of Wikimedia Commons page for current list of Jalisco minerals