Exhibition of the Mineralogical Collection
The exhibition is subdivided into the following sections:
- The systematical collection is arranged following the classification of STRUNZ and the text book by ROESLER. Both, crystal chemistry data and genetic relationships are considered.
- A regional collection is displaying minerals from the eastern part of Germany with the main focus: "Minerals of the Erzgebirge".
- Special exhibitions are dedicated to subjects such as:
- Jewelry and gemstones
- Minerals in organisms
- Historical minerals and Saxon type localities
- Silicified wood
Important historical stocks of the museum are the original mineral discoveries by WERNER, BREITHAUPT and WEISBACH, as well as the Rittersgrün meteorite and the WERNER's assets.