Mineral Colour Plates are small thumbnail images of minerals, as well as synthetic compounds and chemical elements, with articles that can be found in the MIROFOSS database. The following table shows all of the OXIDE GROUP minerals found in MIROFOSS organized vertically by colour. Certain minerals may appear in multiple colour categories if the mineral can be found in more then one colour range. Clicking on a mineral plate image will bring you to the corresponding MIROFOSS article. Please note this page may take a while to load on slower computers or with slower internet connections.

The oxide mineral class includes those minerals in which the oxide anion is bonded to one or more metal ions. The hydroxide bearing minerals are typically included in the oxide class. The oxide minerals are compounds of metallic elements plus oxygen, with two prominent exceptions being ice and quartz. Some oxides are primary minerals that solidify deep in the Earth in magmas, but the most common oxide minerals form near the surface where oxygen in the air and water acts upon other minerals such as the sulfides. The following table lists, by colour, all of the oxide minerals which can be found in the MIROFOSS database.

Quartz 'Chrysophase'      
Quartz 'Chalcedony Agate' Brucite    
Quartz 'Chalcedony Agate'      
Quartz 'Chalcedony Agate' Rutile