An Online Tour of the Collection

Quick History: How did we get these specimens?

The Collection Today: Stats & Figures

The mineral collection alone represents more than 90 countries, all 50 U.S. states, and more than 1,000 individual mineral species.

The Collection features minerals from classic localities….

… and minerals from lesser-known mines with rich and interesting histories.

Many of our specimens are legacies of mines that motivated colonial occupations and enormous social violence ….

Many are poison or carcinogenic ….

Many more are truly bizarre ….

And some are just beautiful…