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A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2012 14:19    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Lots of new exhibits are being simultaneously prepared in the new Mineral Forming Environments gallery. I'll post more pictures of that when the labels start going in.
In the meantime...



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Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2012 02:47    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Highly desirable alpine fluorite - i would like to own that one :-)
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PostPosted: May 17, 2012 15:12    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

New exhibits continue to be installed at the museum. Here is a case dedicated to museum founder Prof. Arthur Edmund Seaman. The museum started in 1902 under his care.


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A close up of the case showing a large
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PostPosted: May 17, 2012 22:17    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

The native elements case, which I've shown before, is now complete. Note the gold and silver specimens now on display!


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Gold specimens from California,
Colorado, and Alaska
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Silver Islet, Ontario, Canada
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Wire Silver
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
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Cobalt, Ontario; Kongsberg, Norway; Freiberg, Germany
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PostPosted: May 18, 2012 15:17    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Four new exhibits of gemstones are now finished at the museum. Here is a glimpse of the treasures there...


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Santander, Cantabria, Spain
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2012 14:05    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

The new exhibit for fluorescent minerals is now being installed. It will be in a larger space than in the old museum. Here are some images just to mark the progress.


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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2012 14:13    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Some miscellaneous specimens now on display...


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Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Louis Coupal prospect, Arundel, Quebec, Canada
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Who put that on exhibit... Say- look who it is from.
Actually, the graphite crystals from this prospect can be exceptionally large (over 4 cm) and are quite well formed. They occur in seams of greenish coarse-grained calcite. Mr. Coupal even published a little booklet about graphite in 1920.
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2012 14:19    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

In the mineral forming environments exhibit, the pegmatite case is almost finished. (Sorry no labels in this photo). Some of the specimens are new, but some, light the blue-cap tourmaline, (Pala King Mine) on the center shelf at the left, date back to the early years of the museum.


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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2012 16:26    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

The museum has a fine collection of minerals from Joplin, Missouri.


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Calcite, chalcopyrite on sphalerite, and calcite.
I really like the calcite twin at the right.
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2012 20:03    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Giant specimen


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Huallapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Pallasca, Ancash, Peru
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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2012 21:03    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

I'm not sure if these exhibits will be permanent or not, but at least for now some of the museum's antique instruments are on exhibit.


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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2012 21:57    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Bisbee, Arizona is featured here.


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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2012 20:32    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Specimens are now being installed in the exhibit of fluorescent minerals. A preview of the short-wave cases is stunning. Unfortunately, today we found that one of the power controllers for the lights is not functioning properly- even though it did fine during testing two weeks ago. Tech Support was wonderfully helpful in diagnosing the hardware problem.
I'll be shipping it back for repair...



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These two cases will have the introductory parts of the fluorescence of minerals program along with an animation on a computer screen at the upper right. The leftmost case at the top has fluorites in long wave UV; the lower left has a variety of minerals that fluoresce in short wave UV, and the case at the right will have a variety of other minerals in long wave UV. The other three cases out of view to the right will all have Super Bright short wave lighting.
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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2012 20:37    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

The pegmatite case has been rearranged and is now finished.


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Close-up of the gemstones in the pegmatite case.
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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2012 13:49    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

John Jaszczak wrote:
The pegmatite case has been rearranged and is now finished.

This whole thread is so inspiring! What a beautiful case this one is. Thank you for continuing to tell the story in photos and sharing the museum with us!

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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2012 14:17    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Thanks Elise.
Here are some antique mining lamps on display.



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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2012 14:19    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

I forgot to upload this photo along with the other pegmatite exhibit photos.


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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2012 17:39    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Uses of minerals. Several new exhibits are being designed that present minerals and their uses. Oh look- graphite has some uses...


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PostPosted: Jul 06, 2012 21:50    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

As part of the mineral-forming-environments gallery, there is one exhibit on meteorites.


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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2012 11:48    Post subject: Re: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan  

Also part of the new gallery on mineral-forming environments is an exhibit on minerals as chemicals. This will set the stage for viewing the nearby cases on pseudomorphs and oxidation-zone minerals.


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Pseudomorphs exhibit
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Rutile after Brookite
Magnet Cove, Arkansas
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Malachite after Azurite
Tsumeb, Namibia
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