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The Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University

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Harvard University Museum, 1972
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Wulfenite and wolframite, Harvard 1972
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Harvard University Museum, 1972
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Wulfenite and wolframite, Harvard 1972
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Harvard University Museum, 1972
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Wulfenite and wolframite, Harvard 1972
TitleThe Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
Year of opening1901
DescriptionThe Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University (MGMH) is committed to the development and preservation of world-class collections of minerals, rocks, ores, meteorites and gems for research, education, and public display. We strive to meet the needs of students and faculty at Harvard University as well the geological community and public at large by serving as a uniquely rich resource of materials and information.

The mineral collection consists of more than 100,000 specimens and ranks as one of the world’s finest due to its broad representation, wealth in rare species, large number of specimens described in scientific literature, and the quality of its specimens. The rock and ore collection holds more than 200,000 specimens as a result of active faculty and student research; this collection is rare and unique because some of the ore bodies have been mined out and many of the mines are now closed. The meteorite collection contains a largely comprehensive group of meteorites, with nearly 600 distinct meteorites, and about 1,500 specimens. Included within this collection is a small ancillary assemblage of impactites and tektites. Finally, the gem collection, mainly used for research and display, consists of more than 1,000 specimens with special focus on New England gems.
Total number of mineral specimens100,000 total.
Total number of meteorite specimens1,500 total.
Museum Address26 Oxford Street
Cambridge
Massachussetts
United States
Website address https://mgmh.fas.harvard.edu/
Mindat Locality regionMiddlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA
ArticlesThe Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
By Larry Maltby
 
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