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.

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