Chinese Minerals

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View recent mineral discoveries from China with Chinese Minerals.

In recent years, the number, variety and quality of specimens in China has increased, making it a premier source of fine mineral specimens. But that hasn’t always been the case. Specimens mined in China were not available on the market until the 1990s, and even then were often badly damaged.


With China’s ongoing industrialization and the use of modern mining techniques, more minerals are now able to be preserved. In this exhibition, explore recently discovered minerals from China, which are on loan from James Zigras.


While you’re there, you’ll also see specimens from the Mineralogical Museum’s permanent collection, which reflects the early mining of gem crystals in the United States and major finds from Europe.


The exhibition is on view September 7 – December 10 in the Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall. The Mineralogical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibition is also available online.


Admission is free. Please observe the University’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols when visiting.

Friday, December 10, 2021 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

Mineralogical Museum, Penny Hall, University of Delaware

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