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A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2012 21:40    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

I am really excited- The hardware replacement we ordered arrived today so I was able to connect the computer with the animation about fluorescence to the exhibit lights and control their turning on and off with the animation. Though not shown in these photos, George has installed the labels for the specimens. The fluorescent minerals exhibit is now complete!

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Fluorite
These fluorite specimens are shown in white light and then in long wave UV. These are the first to show the fluorescence as the animation proceeds.
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Just below the fluorite specimens are assorted specimens that fluoresce in short wave UV. These are shown next (shown here in white light and in short wave UV).
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This case of assorted minerals in long wave UV lights next.
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Short wave UV. Minerals from Franklin and Sterling mines, New Jersey.
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Short wave UV. Minerals from Franklin and Sterling mines, New Jersey.
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Short wave UV. Minerals from Franklin and Sterling mines, New Jersey.
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Short wave UV. Minerals from Franklin and Sterling mines, New Jersey.
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2012 04:54    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Congratulations George and John. I would like to say that when I was at the old museum at Michigan Tech recently the fluorescent exhibit was far and away the best that I had ever seen. I am sure that this new one is even better, if that is possible.
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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2012 19:34    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Thank you John.
I'd also like to add that the museum seems to be very popular this summer! The attendance
by visitors seems to me to be very high. The new location has made the museum much more accessible.

George and Robert Rann have a new book out now about the museum with some
history and highlights of the collections. Mineral News recently posted a nice review.

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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2012 20:57    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Here are more pegmatite minerals, including some giant ones!


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Zircon
Gilgit, Pakistan
small cabinet
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Spessartine on quartz
Tongbei Area, Yunxiao, China
large cabinet
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purple Fluorapatite
King Lithia mine, Keystone, South Dakota
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PostPosted: Jul 14, 2012 12:05    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Some very large specimens from the magmas and volcanic mineral-forming environments exhibit. Great colors!


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Large specimens of quartz, beryl, feldspar, etc. from magmas and volcanic mineral-forming environments.
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Rose quartz on smokey quartz
Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
oversized
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Berl variety Morganite
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
oversized
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Amazonite
Pike's Peak area, Colorado
large cabinet
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Brazilianite
Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
large cabinet
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2012 13:47    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Minerals of the Grenville Province.


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Essonville Line Road, Wilberforce, Ontario
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2012 20:55    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Here are some Franklin NJ minerals in the Regional Metamorphism exhibits.


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Rhodonite
Franklin, New Jersey
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spherical Graphite
Franklin, New Jersey
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This is a remarkable and rather old specimen, probably purchases from A. E. Foote Co.
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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2012 21:22    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

One never knows what one might find on exhibit in the museum. George seems to constantly be adding new things that take me by surprise. Art Moretta recently passed away and willed his collection to the museum. Many of his finest specimens can now be seen sprinkled among the new exhibits.


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Rhodochrosite, Fluorite, Quartz
Swee Home Mine, Alma, Colorado
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I am known to like black minerals. Nevertheless, these take my breath away.
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2012 20:26    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

I have a soft spot for skarn minerals. I wonder why?


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Prehnite with Aegirine
Djuga, Kayes, Mali
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Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Whales Island, Alaska
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PostPosted: Jul 21, 2012 21:28    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Here is a fine serandite specimen from the recent bequest of the Art Moretta collection


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Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2012 21:49    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Alkaline pegmatite dike with miarolitic cavities features minerals from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.


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Analcime, Aegirine, Rhodochrosite, Serandite, Catapleiite
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
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PostPosted: Jul 30, 2012 08:23    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

This exhibit discusses metamorphic grade. I like the kyanite.


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Metamorphic grade exhibit
The large slab is a polished "folded biotite granite gneiss" from Bedford, New York
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Barro Do Salinas, Minas Gerias, Brazil
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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2012 18:33    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Oxide zone minerals, LARGE and small make for some VERY colorful new exhibits.


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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2012 16:08    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Vanadinite from Morocco is a classic and always a favorite.


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Vanadinite, Baryte
Mibladen, Morocco
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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2012 03:58    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/superpegs_208.jpg
-> VERY impressive!!! Well ... the other photos, too ;)
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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 17:33    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

The museum held a sale of surplus and deacessioned items as part of
the Copper Country Mineral Retreat activities. Folks lined up a little before 8 a.m.
Nearby, the Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club is also holding its annual gem and mineral
show in Houghton, Michigan this weekend.



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Susan and George Robinson are getting a few specimens put out in the gift shop before the sale opened. Susan was recently named Honorary Curator of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum in recognition of her MANY hours of service.
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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2012 19:22    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

The entrance gallery at the new museum is almost complete. Here are a few select individual
specimens from the introductory exhibits highlighting donations from collectors and estates.



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Michigan Copper District (donated by A. Moretta)
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Point Prospect, Keweenaw Co., Michigan
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donated by A. Moretta
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Aquamarine with Muscovite
Kunar, Afghanistan
large cabinet
donated by A. Meieran
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Shigaite
Cannon mine, Stambaugh, Michigan
cabinet
An amazing specimen!
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2012 22:10    Post subject: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum - Fundraiser Event  

Each fall ince 1997 the A. E. Seaman has hosted a fundraiser event sponsored by the Seaman Mineral Museum Society. The first gala was called "The Graphite Ball" and featured a composition for string quartet inspired by graphite's crystal structure, a short and humorous talk about graphite by me (wearing a tux), a wonderful dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing.

Subsequent events have featured tanzanite, datolite, fluorescent minerals, copper, ruby and more.



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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2012 22:19    Post subject: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum - Fundraiser Event / Celebration of DIAMOND  

Now for the 16th annual fundraiser gala, the museum will come full circle back to carbon. But this time perhaps more refined? The them will be a celebration of DIAMOND. It will be held in Houghton, Michigan on October 20, 2012 in the ballroom on the campus of Michigan Technological University. If you would like an invitation to be sent to you, please send me a message here or an email to:
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Tony Nikischer, winner of last year's Charles A. Salotti Earth Science Education Award will present a short talk about diamonds at the event, and a new winner of the award will be announced.



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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2012 20:36    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Curator Dr. George Robinson and Professor Robert Rann (Madonna Univ.) have published a new book "The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Its History and Collections." It is 95 pages, with many full color specimen images as well as black and white historical images of people and places relevant to the museum's 110-year history. The book also comes with an indexed CD containing hundreds more high-quality specimen images. The book is available from the Museum's gift shop.


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