UA Mineral Museum Receives Its Largest Donation of Minerals Ever
The UA department of geosciences’ Mineral Museum recently received the largest single donation in the museum’s history – more than 8,000 mineral samples, including about 1,000 species the museum did not have. The donated samples will be used for research and may help identify rocks on Mars.
American Mineral Heritage
This new special exhibit, “American Mineral Heritage: The Harvard Collection,” produced by the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University (MGMH) in collaboration with the UA Mineral Museum, will debut at the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The exhibit features an exquisite selection of minerals from Harvard’s collection, the oldest university mineral collection in the United States, and one of the most admired collections in the world.
Somewhere In The Rainbow presents A Modern Gem and Jewelry Collection
The specimens in this exquisite collection of gems, gemstones, and minerals have been specially selected to engage the public with the beauty, science, history and geography of gemstones.
Somewhere In The Rainbow, an organization dedicated to expanding public knowledge and appreciation of gemstones, has curated this exhibit in collaboration with the UA Mineral Museum, the American Gem Trade Association, and the Gemmological Institute of Great Britain (known as Gem-A).