This interactive collage of 200-year-old hand-drawn minerals absolutely rocks

A web designer used more than 2,000 hand-drawn minerals from an early 1800s compendium of mineralogy by James Sowerby to create this addicting display.

A picture from Nicholas Rougeux's interactive display.

An impressive interactive project by web designer and data artist, Nicholas Rougeux, makes thousands of hand-drawn minerals searchable in a high-definition map that's not only fun to look at, but organized by color.

Original scans from British Mineralogy and Exotic Mineralogy