Learning more ... mineralogy and petrology
The mineralogical and petrological collections are responsible for the Museum's collections of minerals, rocks, decorative stones, gemstones and meteorites.
The following articles introduce these collections, and to their displays in the Museum. They also describe some of them more significant collectors and collections, including those of Corsi, Wager and Buckland.
The rocks and minerals aisle
The mineralogy and petrology displays, and touchable specimens
A guide to the minerals found around the county
Rocks from space
An introduction to meteorites
Wager was known for his pioneering geological work in Greenland
A biography of this significant geologist
Buckland's journey to the Continent
In 1816 Buckland travelled to Europe with other geologists
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