Exhibition of the Mineralogical Collection

View into the exhibition rooms 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:
    • Crystallography
    • Jewelry and gemstones
    • Meteorites
    • Whewellite
    • Amber
    • Pseudomorphs
    • 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. 

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Examples of objects of the Mineralogical Collection

gediegen Silber auf Calcit, Fundort: Grube Himmelsfürst, Brand-Erbisdorf, D
Proustit, Fundort: Grube 207, Schlema, Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Deutschland
Erythrin, Quarz, Fundort: Grube Daniel, Schneeberg, Sachsen, Deutschland
Wurtzit, Fundort: Grube Himmelsfürst, Brand-Erbisdorf, Sachsen, Deutschland
Rubellit, Fundort: San Diego, Kalifornien, USA
Schwefel, Calcit, Fundort: Agrigento, Sizilien, Italien
Uraninit, Fundort: Niederschlema, Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Deutschland
Chalcedon, Fundort: Gräkolkur, Island
Hämatit (Roter Glaskopf), Fundort: Horhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Lapislazuli, Fundort: Baikalgebiet, Russland
Chrysotil, Fundort: Transvaal, Südafrika
Elbait, Fundort: Minas Gerais, Brasilien
Fluorit, Fundort: Pöhla, Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Deutschland
Falkenauge, Fundort: Griqualand, Südafrika
Kämmererit, Fundort: Kop daglari bei Erzurm, Türkei
Dioptas, Fundort: Tsumeb, Namibia
Achat, Fundort: Dryhead Ranch, Montana, USA
Zinkenit, Fundort: Saint Pons, Frankreich