Earth

The Earth Collections comprise large collections of fossils, minerals and rocks. There are more than 34,000 specimens in the mineral collections, and they provide an invaluable resource for amateur enthusiasts and professional researchers. Of the 375,000 fossil specimens, over 1,400 are types. There are many historic specimens including those of Edward Lhwyd, William Buckland, John Phillips, and Charles Lyell.

Our new unified database is a work in progress: please search and browse our minerals collection. For other Earth Collections databases please visit our main Museum website.

For further information please contact earth@oum.ox.ac.uk

description of image from Earth collection

Polished malachite breccia

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a linke to catalogue record for MIN.22777

MIN.22777

a linke to catalogue record for MIN.8294

MIN.8294

a linke to catalogue record for MIN.29506

MIN.29506