About This Exhibition:

The Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is open to the public, and admission is free. Please observe the University’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols when visiting. At this time, that includes wearing a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status, and completing the Daily Health Screening ahead of your visit.

In recent years, the number, variety and quality of specimens in China has increased, making it a premier source of fine mineral specimens. But that hasn’t always been the case.

Specimens mined in China were not available on the market until the 1990s, and even then were often badly damaged. With China’s ongoing industrialization and the use of modern mining techniques, more minerals are now able to be preserved.

In this exhibition, explore recently discovered minerals from China, which are on loan from James Zigras.

You can also view the Mineralogical Museum’s Permanent Collection, which reflects the early mining of gem crystals in the United States and major finds from Europe.


Curator - Sharon Fitzgerald