Floor map of the Mineralogy Museum
The Haüy room (Room B) offers visitors some exceptional minerals to look at, including the large rough diamond on its kimberlite host (#6367) and the plate covered in quartz crystals from la Gardette Mine, France (#6369). Around the room, educational display cases explain the sciences of mineralogy and crystallography.In particular, the display cases outline the discovery and development of crystallography by the french mineralogist Hauy, as well as the different characteristics used to identify minerals.
(Display case B3, sample #63958 from Pola, Schwarzenberg, Saxe, Germany)
(Display case B7, sample #6367, from the Premiere Mine, Kimberley, South Africa)
(Display case B7, sample #6369, from La Gardette, Villard-notre-Dame, Isère, France)
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Musée de Minéralogie
60 boulevard Saint Michel
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