Mineralogy Collection

The Mineral Collection consists of 50 000 registered specimens from Victorian, Australian and foreign localities. Representing 150 years of acquisition from a wide variety of sources, it provides specimens for research and exhibition, as well as to illustrate scientific and popular publications. Most are hand-specimen size or smaller, and range from single crystals to complex associations of species. More than 40 type specimens of new Australian minerals are lodged in the collection. The collection is the most significant in Australia for the range of species, the number of type specimens and its level of documentation. 

Contact us

General enquiries and identification requests should be sent to the Discovery Centre.

Collection access for institutions and researchers can be arranged through Senior Collection Manager Dermot Henry.


Last updated 20 February 2013