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

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441. Quartz

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211015
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E2
Place of origin:
Urals
Description:
Sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Quartz is the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth. A significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, this natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties and colours.

442. Smithsonite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211019
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E5
Place of origin:
Kamariza/Lavrion, Greece (Ilarion mine)
Description:
Green-colored botryoidal smithsonite due to aurichalcite inclusions

443. Actinolite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211022
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E9
Place of origin:
Syros isl., Greece
Description:
Prismatic actinolite crystals in talc and chlorite matrix. The above minerals are formed during the retrogade metamorphism and surround eclogitic rocks.

444. Quartz

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211027
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E9
Place of origin:
Penteli Mountain/Attica, Greece
Description:
Double-terminated quartz crystal (variety rocky quartz crystal)including rutile needles,muscovite and pyrite cubes.Crystals from this location commonly display scepter forms and windows.

445. Vesuvianite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211032
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E10
Place of origin:
Kymi / Euboea isl., Greece
Description:
Compact vessuvinite masses associated with grossular, diopside and chlorite. Vesuvianite is a common mineral in greek rodingites.

446. Aragonite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211036
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E10
Place of origin:
Lavrion Mines, Greece
Description:
Blue aragonite is a rare mineral in Lavrion mines. Usually in botryoidal, acicular or stalactitic forms.

447. Albite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211042
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E10
Place of origin:
Crete isl., Greece
Description:
Transparent crystals of albite including chlorite and associated with quartz.

448. Glaucophane - Almandine

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211047
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E9
Place of origin:
Syros isl., Greece
Description:
Glaucophane-almandine-mica schist

449. Iron Meteorite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211057
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E1

450. Stone Meteorite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211063
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E1

451. Tektite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211069
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E1

452. Alunite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:211081
Unit:
Μουσείο Ορυκτολογίας και Πετρολογίας
Call number:
E9
Place of origin:
Kassiteres / Thrace, Greece