Floor map of the Mineralogy Museum
Room O or Room Guillemin* is a large room at the very end of the gallery. It contains the largest group of minerals: silicates, which represent the majority of the minerals present in the Earth’s crust. Among other mineral species, are samples of tourmaline, garnet, zeolite, peridot, amphibole, pyroxene, mica, feldspar, epidotes, etc. By the windows, there are very interesting display cases of artificial minerals.
* Guillemin was the curator at the museum from 1957 to 1993.
(Display case O57, specimen #5515, from Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA)
(Display case, specimen #4709, from Rossing, Swakopmund, Namibia)
(Display case O42, sample #83239, from Sierre Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico)
(Display case O42, sample #5907, from Val d'Ala, Torino, Italy)
(Display case O41, sample #16733, from Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA )
(Display case O40, sample #45645, from Daso Mine, Kohestan, Pakistan)
(Display case O59, specimen #74133, from Konar, Afghanistan)
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Musée de Minéralogie
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