Gem & Meteorite collections


Paris School of Mines (MINES ParisTech) has a collection of over 1,000 gemstones, 300 of which are on exhibit. Emeralds, amethysts and pink topazes from the French Crown Jewels are also on permanent display inside the museum. In addition, there is a display case dedicated to meteorites, of which there are 300 in the collection. The museum also presents a collection of fascinating artificial minerals.

Cut stones and extraterrestrial materials - MINES ParisTech

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MINES ParisTech

Musée de Minéralogie

60 boulevard Saint Michel

75006 Paris





Tuesday: 10am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 6pm.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 1:30pm - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 12:30pm and 2pm - 5pm

Closed on National Holidays, Sundays and Mondays.


 “Pass Sanitaire” (Health Pass) mandatory.



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