New Acquisition to the Mineralogy Collection

rock collections

The Museum's mineralogy collection constitutes the world's largest and most complete array of New York State minerals. However, the collection also contains thousands of non-New York specimens, including minerals from Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. 

A recent acquisition has added thousands of minerals found in Canadian quarries to the collection. The collection not only includes various common minerals, but also many rare minerals that were found and described for the first time for science in Canada. These minerals include carletonite, weloganite, and hilairite. 

Mineralogy staff will sort and catalog the thousands of minerals so that researchers visiting the Museum can use them for study and analysis. Click here for more information about the mineralogy collection.