Minerals Collection

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Minerals Collection
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