The purpose of the Virtual Museum
of the History of Mineralogy is to bring together photographs
and descriptions of representative historical objects and information
related to the early mineralogical and crystallographic sciences.
The Virtual Museum is organized into
5 major categories of objects covering the history of mineralogy
and crystallography in the pre x-ray diffraction era. The collections
Besides annotated pictures we include links
to museums, collectors and antiquarian
We continuously add new materials and keep you informed
through our newsletter.
You are welcome to contribute
to the development of this site; we would appreciate receiving
pictures, information, links and advertisements. Use the site map for a quick overview of what is available.