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Visit to the University of Delaware Mineral Museum

Last Updated: 5th Jul 2010

By Robert Simonoff

We learned of the Delaware Mineralogical Museum thanks to Jake Slagle's mineral blog article,
Delaware Mineralogical Museum Reopens!. So in April of 2010 we decided to make a trek up to the museum and take some photos for a brief article. The museum had a very nice display of some surprisingly good mineral spoecimens. Here is a little of what we saw.

I have to say, their cases were all well presented, neat, clean and well lit.
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One of the display cases
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One of the North American display cases
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Another of the display cases
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One of the display cases
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One of the North American display cases
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Another of the display cases
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One of the display cases
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One of the North American display cases
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Another of the display cases



Here are some of the minerals we saw.

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Willemite
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Wulfenite
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Baryte
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Galena After Pyromorphite
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Willemite
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Wulfenite
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Baryte
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Galena After Pyromorphite
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Willemite
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Wulfenite
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Baryte
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Galena After Pyromorphite


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Gypsum
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Fluorite (where is the like button)
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Fluorite and Quartz
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Fluorite
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Gypsum
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Fluorite (where is the like button)
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Fluorite and Quartz
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Fluorite
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Gypsum
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Fluorite (where is the like button)
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Fluorite and Quartz
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Fluorite


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Descloizite
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Curite and Kasolite (note one of the mindat managers said that there doesn't appear to be any Vandendriesscheite on this so I had to remove it from the mindat photo entry)
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Wiluite
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Franklinite
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Descloizite
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Curite and Kasolite (note one of the mindat managers said that there doesn't appear to be any Vandendriesscheite on this so I had to remove it from the mindat photo entry)
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Wiluite
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Franklinite
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Descloizite
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Curite and Kasolite (note one of the mindat managers said that there doesn't appear to be any Vandendriesscheite on this so I had to remove it from the mindat photo entry)
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Wiluite
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Franklinite


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Baryte
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Vesuvianite
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Epidote
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Quartz
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Baryte
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Vesuvianite
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Epidote
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Quartz
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Baryte
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Vesuvianite
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Epidote
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Quartz




Thanks for reading and viewing the report. If you live near enough, I'd recommend a visit to the museum.

Thanks!
Bob & Jessica





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Discuss this Article

5th Jul 2010 05:14 UTCWayne Corwin

Thanks Bob & Jessica
It's always great to be able to see some wonderfull minerals
that I wouldn't normaly get to see, Thanks Again !
KOR
Wayne

6th Jul 2010 20:09 UTCJoseph Polityka Expert

Bob and Jessica,

Thanks for taking the time to write this article and post the photos. I have not been down to the museum in a while so I was wondering what the new exhibit looks like. I'll have to visit during next years Delaware Show in March. There are lots of world class specimens in the University's collection.

Best wishes,

Joe Polityka
 
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