Rhodochrosite with Bertrandite and Smokey Quartz from Kara-Oba W deposit, Betpakdala Desert, Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast), Kazakhstan [394]    Rhodochrosite on Calcite from El Solar Mine, Taxco de Alarcón (Taxco; Tasco), Mun. de Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico [409]    Quartz, var. Amethyst with Edipode from Mun. de Profesor Rafael Ramirez (Las Vigas), Veracruz, Mexico [647]    

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The "Site Control Panel" is a set of password-protected web pages that provide features for uploading specimen data into the database, either through a web form or via bulk upload from a text file.

The following screen-shots illustrate a few of these forms and controls:



(Image files are uploaded to the server using any standard ftp client program. Only the largest image you wish to display need be uploaded; the site software will automatically create properly-scaled thumbnail images from thelarge ones).

The "back-end" design is tuned to make entering specimen data into the database as streamlined as possible, either via a web form:


...or, via bulk-upload in a text file:


The software supports many automated featured to help your site "run itself"; for example, the site automatically updates the latest foreign currency exchange rates daily:


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