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Minerals Classics of the Geological Museum of Lisbon

Last Updated: 20th Nov 2016

By Rui Nunes

Some Portuguese classics of the Geological Museum of Lisbon



Mineralogical room
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Mineralogical room
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Mineralogical room
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Leonor in the mineralogical room
In this room there are predominantly Portuguese mineral specimens.

These specimens were collected during the search for mineral resources in various parts of the country. Although the collection also includes specimens from other countries.

This collection started with the work of Amilcar de Jesús, Alfredo Bensaúde and Sousa Brandão. The exhibition includes a set of national and international minerals among which stand out the large crystals from the Panasqueira mine as well as specimens from the Neves Corvo mine.

Equally interesting are the specimens of Portuguese fossil fuels, coal and petroleum, and radioactive minerals used in the extraction of uranium.

Please be aware that this is a geological museum and its specimens were in first instance adquired or collected for study purposes.


Aragonite, a classic from Preguiça Mine



















Wolframite, Panasqueira
Stibnite, Montalto
Vesuvianite, Monforte
Wolframite, Panasqueira
Stibnite, Montalto
Vesuvianite, Monforte
Wolframite, Panasqueira
Stibnite, Montalto
Vesuvianite, Monforte
Galena, Albergaria-a-Velha
Alunite, Telhadela
Beryl, Mangualde
Galena, Albergaria-a-Velha
Alunite, Telhadela
Beryl, Mangualde
Galena, Albergaria-a-Velha
Alunite, Telhadela
Beryl, Mangualde
Quartz, Panasqueira
Siderite, Panasqueira
Hematite, Cercal
Quartz, Panasqueira
Siderite, Panasqueira
Hematite, Cercal
Quartz, Panasqueira
Siderite, Panasqueira
Hematite, Cercal
Galena, Nelas
Molybdenite, Vila Real
Copper, Aljustrel
Galena, Nelas
Molybdenite, Vila Real
Copper, Aljustrel
Galena, Nelas
Molybdenite, Vila Real
Copper, Aljustrel
Cassiterite, Massueime
Anthracite, São Pedro da Cova
Molybdenite, Borralha
Cassiterite, Massueime
Anthracite, São Pedro da Cova
Molybdenite, Borralha
Cassiterite, Massueime
Anthracite, São Pedro da Cova
Molybdenite, Borralha
Marcasite, Panasqueira
Stibnite, Gondomar
Fluorapatite, Panasqueira
Marcasite, Panasqueira
Stibnite, Gondomar
Fluorapatite, Panasqueira
Marcasite, Panasqueira
Stibnite, Gondomar
Fluorapatite, Panasqueira
Wolframite, Panasqueira
Beryl, Mangualde
Cervantite, Tapada
Wolframite, Panasqueira
Beryl, Mangualde
Cervantite, Tapada
Wolframite, Panasqueira
Beryl, Mangualde
Cervantite, Tapada


Museu Geológico de Lisboa http://www.mindat.org/article.php/298
Rua da Academia das Ciências, no. 19, 2nd
1200-003 Lisbon




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