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MIST Model

Rice Univeristy | Siebach Lab

The MIST model takes high resolution chemical observations as input, and uses rules based on stoichiometry to identify any observations that match a known mineral. The output will include the IMA approved name of the mineral, if identified.

Please read and respond to the following statment to access the model:

MIST (MINERAL IDENTIFICATION BY STOICHIOMETRY) SOFTWARE DISCLAIMER, LIABILITY RELEASE, AND EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK

NOTICE TO USER (“USER” OR “YOU”): PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. BY USING THE MIST (MINERAL IDENTIFICATION BY STOICHIOMETRY) SOFTWARE (HEREAFTER “SOFTWARE”), YOU AGREE TO AND ACCEPT ALL THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE LIKE ANY WRITTEN NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT SIGNED BY YOU. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.

William Marsh Rice University (“Rice”), a Texas non-profit corporation that is a private research university in Houston, Texas, through the Siebach Lab, is making available certain Software for access by the public to aid in the identification of mineral phases based on chemical data. This Software is being made available as its current version, but it remains subject to comment, modification, and further release by Rice in accordance with Rice’s continued development and optimization. Rice makes no representation or warranty regarding the Software or any related intellectual property, including, but not limited to, representations and warranties as to non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for any particular purpose.

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LIABILITY RELEASE AND EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK

You understand that Rice and its faculty, employees, officers, or agents (“Released Parties”), shall not be held liable or responsible in any way for injury, death, or other damages to You, or Your family, heirs, or assigns which may occur as a result of use of the Software or the negligence of any party, including the Released Parties, whether passive or active.



Step 1: Download Input File

Detailed instructions are on Sheet 1 of the input file.

Step 2: Running the model

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Upload your input file:


Once input file is uploaded, click "Run MIST" below:

Step 3: Retrieve output file

See Sheet 1 of the input file for details about what is contained in the output file.

Step 4, if needed: Retrieve error log file

The error log file is for troubleshooting if the code does not run successfully.
If the output is incorrect or you cannot retrieve an output file, download the error log file and email it to us at mist@mailmain.rice.edu