This section is under construction...

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 December 2015, elements considered are aluminium, beryllium, copper and tin. All rock and mineral specimens were deaccessioned from collections of historical importance.

gallery of historic minerals

This gallery is currently under construction. The various sections (Dana System, crystal systems, other chemical and physical properties) will be completed over the coming months.

gallery of historic gems

Coming soon