Established in 1912, the Mineralogy / Petrology Collection is one of the oldest systematic mineral and rock collections in Canada. It currently contains about 12,000 specimens, of which more than a thousand are on display in the Mineralogy / Petrology Museum. The Collection ranges from brilliant crystals to glittering fool's gold to mineralogical rarities and oddities as well as historical specimens from localities that are no longer accessible. The Collection, especially the specimens in the Museum, is a valuable resource for researchers, students, rock and mineral collectors, and the museum community.
The Museum is located in the Earth Sciences Building, room B-08. Groups of five or more are requested to call in advance to confirm accessibility. Tours are welcome and available by appointment. Please call (780) 492-3265.
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm
Weekends & Holidays: closed
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