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gallery of historic rocks

This gallery displays rocks from collections of historical importance, which exemplify the geology of different regions of the world. As of April 2015, the gallery is composed of a large collection of rocks from the British Isles and a small suite of rocks from the diamond fields of South Africa.

gallery of historic ores

This gallery displays a selection of ores, i.e. rock and mineral specimens of economical interest, as well as mining memorabilia. They are arranged by chemical element. As of August 2015, elements considered are aluminium, copper and tin. All rock and mineral specimens were deaccessioned from collections of historical importance.

gallery of historic minerals

This gallery displays a selection of mineral specimens from classical geological formations. As of September 2014, the gallery is solely composed of a series of minerals from the copper mines of Chessy-les-Mines, France.

gallery of historic gems

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