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Colburn Earth Science Museum

Curator: Phillip M. Potter

Tel: (828) 254-7162

Fax: (828) 257-4505


Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center

2 South Pack Square

Asheville, NC 28801

Hours: 10-5 Tues.-Sat.

1-5 Sun. Closed Mondays and holidays

Specialties: North Carolina and worldwide minerals and gems

Accessible to persons with disabilities

Montana Tech Mineral Museum

Curator: Dr. Richard Berg

Tel: 406-496-4172

Fax: 406-496-4451


Program Director: Ginette Abdo

Tel: 406-496-4414



Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology

Montana Tech of UM, 1300 W. Park Street

Butte, Montana 59701

Hours: Mem/Day to Labor Day

9-6 daily; Rest of year M-F 9-4; Open Sat & Sun May, Sept & Oct 1-5 pm

Specialties: Butte and Montana minerals, worldwide classics

Western Museum of Mining & Industry

Curator: Terry A. Girouard

Tel: (719) 495-2182


Dir. of Educ.: Scott Wright

Tel: (719) 488-0880

Fax: (719) 488-9261

1025 North Gate Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Hours: 9-4 M-Sat.

Specialties: Colorado minerals & ores, Western mining memorabilia, 14,000-vol. research library

The Gillespie Museum of Minerals, Stetson University

Bruce Bradford

Tel: (904) 822-7331


Assistant Director: Holli M. Vanater

Tel: (904) 822-7330


Fax: (904) 822-7328

234 E. Michigan Avenue

[mailing: 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8403]

DeLand, FL 32720-3757

Hours: 9-noon, 1-4 M-F; closed during univ. holidays, breaks, summer

Specialties: Worldwide comprehensive collection of rocks & minerals; Florida rocks, minerals & fossils; large historic fluorescent collection

Colorado School of Mines

Curator: Paul J. Bartos

Tel: (303) 273-3823



Golden, Colorado 80401

Hours: 9-4 M-Sat., 1-4 Sun.

(closed on school holidays & Sundays in the summer)

Specialties: Worldwide minerals; Colorado mining & minerals

A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum


Curator & Professor of Mineralogy: Dr. George W. Robinson


Tel: 906-487-2572; Fax: 906-487-3027

Electrical Energy Resources Center

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Summer Hrs (July-Sept.): M-F: 9-4:30, S-S: 12-5

Winter Hrs (Oct-June): M-F: 9-4:30

*Closed Mondays: Nov-Mar.

Specialty: Michigan minerals, Lake Superior region & Midwest U.S. minerals

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Curator (mineralogy): Joel Bartsch

Tel: (713) 639-4673

Fax: (713) 523-4125

1 Herman Circle Drive

Houston, Texas 77030

Hours: 9-6 M-Sat., 12-6 Sun.

Specialty: Finest or near-finest known specimens

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Fax: (213) 749-4107


Curator (Mineral Sciences): Dr. Anthony R. Kampf

Tel: (213) 763-3328


Collections Manager: Dorothy L. Ettensohn

Tel: (213) 763-3327


900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Hours: 9:30-5:00 Daily

Specialties: Calif. & worldwide minerals, gold, gem crystals, colored gemstones, micromounts

Support organization: The Gem and Mineral Council

University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum

Penny Hall

Newark, DE 19716

University of Delaware

Tel: (302) 831-4940

For directions, hours, contacts and a virtual tour see

Specialty: Worldwide Classics & New Minerals

W. M. Keck Earth Science & Engineering Museum

Administrator: Rachel A. Dolbier

Tel: 775-784-4528, Fax: 775-784-1766


Website: http://mines.unr/edu/museum

Mackay School of Earth Science & Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno 89557

Hours: 9-4 Mon.-Fri. (closed university holidays) and by appointment

Specialty: Comstock ores, worldwide minerals, mining artifacts, Mackay silver

Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum

Department Director: Dr. Madan Singh

Curator: Sue Celestian

Tel: (602) 255-3795

1502 W. Washington Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Hours: 8-5 M-F, 11-4 Sat., closed Sun. & holidays

Specialty: Arizona minerals, worldwide minerals & fossils, uses of minerals

Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center

Executive Director: Teresa Taylor

Tel: (870) 598-3228


P.O. Box 66

1071 Heritage Park Drive

Piggott, AR 72454

Hours: 9-4 Tues.-Fri., 11-4 Sat. (Daylight Savings Time)

Specialties: Fine collection of geodes from Keokuk, Iowa, area; worldwide collection of minerals

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Collection Manager: Marc L. Wilson

Tel: (412) 622-3391

4400 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hours: 10-5 Tues.-Sat., 10-9 F, 1-5 Sun., closed Mon. & holidays

Specialty: Worldwide minerals & gems

New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources--Mineral Museum

Director: Dr. Virgil W. Lueth

Tel: (505) 835-5140


Fax: (505) 835-6333

Associate Curator: Robert Eveleth

Tel: (505) 835-5325


New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Place

Socorro, NM 87801

Hours: 8-5 M-F, 10-3 Sat., Sun

Specialties: New Mexico minerals, mining artifacts, worldwide minerals

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Fax: (520) 883-2500


Curator, Mineralogy: Anna M. Domitrovic

Tel: (520) 883-3033


2021 N. Kinney Road

Tucson, AZ 85743-8918

Hours: 8:30-5 Daily (Oct.-Feb.) 7:30-5 Daily (Mar.-Sept.)

Specialty: Arizona minerals

U.S. National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution)

Curator: Dr. Jeffrey E. Post


Collection Managers: Paul Pohwat and Russell Feather (Dept. of Mineral Sciences)

Washington, DC 20560-0119

Hours: 10 am-5:30 pm daily

Specialties: Worldwide minerals, gems, research specimens

William Weinman Mineral Museum


Tel. (770) 386-0576

Director: Jose Santamaria x401


Curator: Julian Gray x415


Collections Manager: Cherry Johnson x405


51 Mineral Museum Dr.

White, GA 30184

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3663

Cartersville, GA 30120

Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5, closed Sundays

Specialty: Georgia and worldwide minerals, fossils and mining artifacts

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale

Curator: Dr. Federico Pezzotta

Tel: +39 02 8846 3326

Fax: +39 02 8846 3281


Department of Mineralogy and Petrography Corso Venezia, 55

I-20121 Milano, Italy

Hours: 9 am-6 pm daily, closed Mondays

Specialties: Italian minerals, pegmatite minerals

Gargoti Mineral Museum

Director: K. C. Pandey

Tel: ++91 2551 230528

Fax: ++91 2551 230866

D-59 MIDC, Malegaon, Sinnar, Nashik 422 103 India

Specialty: Minerals of India

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