Minerals Collection

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Title:
Minerals Collection
Description:
The collections of the Mineralogy and Petrology Museum were created by the Physiographic Company of Greece in 1835. From 1837 to 1858 the mineral collections were incorporated in the Geological and Paleontological Museum and in 1982 the Mineralogy and Petrology Museum became part of Geology Department of the University of Athens. The museum was re-opened in 2000, it is the oldest one in Greece and includes a) the systematic mineral collection, b) thematic mineral and gem collection, c) petrographic collections and d) ore collections. Nowadays the museum possesses more than 30.000 speciments of minerals and rocks most of them from historical localities, such as ex. U.S.S.R. and central Europe. The museum is being directed by Assistant Professor A. Katerinopoulos.
Time Coverage:
1835 till today
Access Policy:
The museum is being open all year round, Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 13.00. It remains closed during weekends, Christmas and Easter holidays and August

Φίλτρο

 

1. Nickel Skutterudite (Chloanthite)

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141606
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Arsenides
D3 (3)
Place of origin:
Schneeberg/Saxony, Germany
Description:
Moderate temperature ore veins.

2. Nagyagite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141607
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Tellurides
D3 (22)
Place of origin:
Nagyag/Siebenburgen,Romania
Description:
Epithermal hydrothermal veins.

3. Krennerite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141608
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Tellurides
D3 (36)
Place of origin:
Nagyag/Siebenburgen, Romania
Description:
Found in hydrothermal veins with other tellurides.

4. Pyrite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141609
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Sulfides
D4 (10)
Place of origin:
Sauerland, Germany
Description:
Sedimentary, magmatic, metamorphic, and hydrothermal deposits. Pyrite is a very common mineral, found in a wide variety of geological formations from sedimentary deposits to hydrothermal veins and as a constituent of metamorphic rocks.

5. Lollingite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141610
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Arsenides
D4 (19)
Place of origin:
Graul/Saxony, Germany
Description:
In mesotherma deposits associated with other sufides and calcite gangue; also found in pegmatites.

6. Chalcopyrite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141611
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Sulfides
D8 (8)
Place of origin:
Cumberland, U.K.
Description:
Common in sulfide veins and disseminated in igneous rocks. It is the most abundant copper-bearing mineral and is widespread. It is a primary mineral in hydrothermal veins, disseminations and massive replacements; the principal copper mineral of porphyry-copper deposits

7. Galena

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141612
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Sulfides
D8 (22)
Place of origin:
Andreasberg/Harz, Germany
Description:
Lead sulfide ore veins, and disseminated in igneous and sedimentary rocks. it is found in ore veins with sphalerite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, fahlore etc., and in sedimentary rocks as beds or impregmentations.

8. Orpiment

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141613
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Sulfides
D7 (2)
Place of origin:
Allhar, F.Y.R.O.M.
Description:
Low temperature hydrothermal veins, hot springs, and fumaroles; also commony as an alteration product of arsenic minerals, especially realgar.

9. Bournonite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141614
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Sulfides
D6 (17)
Place of origin:
Huel Boys/St. Endellion, Cornwall, U.K.
Description:
Moderate temperature hydrothermal veins.

10. Antimonite (Stibnite)

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141615
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Sulfides
D6 (32)
Place of origin:
Romania
Description:
Dimorphous with metastibnite, compare bismuthinite, guanajuatite, animonselite.

11. Cinnabar

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141616
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Sulfides
D6 (35)
Place of origin:
Almaden, Spain
Description:
Low temperature hydrothermal solutions in veins.

12. Acanthite (Argentite)

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141617
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Sulfides
D5 (33)
Place of origin:
Freiberg/Saxony, Germany
Description:
Low-temperature sulfide veins and in zones of secondary enrichment. Acanthite is the low-temperature modification of silver sulphide. All natural silver sulphide specimens at room temperature are acanthite. The structure of argentite, the high-temperature cubic (isometric) form cannot be quenched in. At atmospheric pressure, argentite is stable above 177°C and acanthite is stable below 177°C.

13. Hematite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141618
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Oxides
D9 (16)
Place of origin:
Elba, Italy
Description:
Large ore bodies of hematite are usually of sedimentary origin; also found in high-grade ore bodies in metamorphic rocks due to contact metasomatism, and occasionally as a sublimate on igneous extrusive rocks ("lavas") as a result ov volcanic activity. It is also found coloring soils red all over the planet...

14. Corundum var. Ruby

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141619
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Oxides
D9 (28)
Place of origin:
Tanzania, Africa
Description:
Contact and regionally metamorphosed rocks.

15. Corundum

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141620
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Oxides
D9 (35)
Place of origin:
Miask/Orenburg, ex. U.S.S.R.
Description:
Contact and regionally metamorphosed rocks.Silica-poor rocks, such as Nepheline-Syenites, alkali igneous undersaturated rocks, contact aureoles in altered aluminous shales, aluminous xenoliths in high temperature plutonic and hypabyssal rocks, metamorphosed bauxite deposits, and as a detrital material in sediments.

16. Corundum

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141621
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Oxides
D9 (36)
Place of origin:
Miask/Orenburg, ex. U.S.S.R.
Description:
Contact and regionally metamorphosed rocks.Silica-poor rocks, such as Nepheline-Syenites, alkali igneous undersaturated rocks, contact aureoles in altered aluminous shales, aluminous xenoliths in high temperature plutonic and hypabyssal rocks, metamorphosed bauxite deposits, and as a detrital material in sediments.

17. Franklinite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141622
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Oxides
D10 (15)
Place of origin:
Sterling/N. Jersey, U.S.A.
Description:
High temperature metamorphism of Fe, Zn, Mn-rich marine carbonates.

18. Magnetite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141623
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Oxides
D10 (30)
Place of origin:
Tyrol, Austria
Description:
Common accessory mineral in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Can be biogenically produced by a wide variety of organisms.

19. Magnetite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141624
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Oxides
D10 (33)
Place of origin:
Achmatov/Orenburg, ex. U.S.S.R.
Description:
Common accessory mineral in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Can be biogenically produced by a wide variety of organisms.

20. Valentinite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141625
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
Hydroxides
D12 (35)
Place of origin:
Freiberg/Saxony, Germany
Description:
Occurs as an oxidation product of various antimony minerals.