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Re: USA, Michigan, Seaman Mineral Museum
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 11:28:42 AM »
"now show much of the U of M collection that was recently transferred to the Seaman"
http://www.museum.mtu.edu/
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Re: USA, Michigan, Seaman Mineral Museum
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USA, Michigan, Seaman Mineral Museum
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 04:04:41 PM »
Michigan Tech
Michigan Technological University
http://www.mtu.edu/

Seaman Mineral Museum
http://www.museum.mtu.edu/
Museum Staff
Director and Professor - Dr. Theodore J. Bornhorst
Adjunct Curator and Professor -Dr. John A. Jaszczak http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,7318.0.html
Curator -Chris Stefano http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,5565.0.html
Museum Manager - Darlene Comfort
Museum Assistant - Monica Rovano
Retired Curator and Professor -Dr. George W. Robinson http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,15294.0.html

One of North America’s premier mineral museums, the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum is nationally and internationally recognized by mineral collectors and connoisseurs. Featuring the largest public exhibit and finest collection of minerals from the Great Lakes region and the world’s best collection of Michigan minerals, the museum exhibits feature the rich colors of nature's masterpieces. While visitors marvel, they learn about minerals through informative displays and discover how minerals are important in your life.
The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum was officially founded in 1902 and it was designated as the official Mineral Museum of Michigan in 1991. It is the unofficial Mineral Museum of the Great Lakes Region and draws thousands of visitors each year to the campus of Michigan Technological University, originally founded as the Michigan College of Mines in 1885.
The City of Houghton was named after Douglass Houghton, whose lifesized oil painting from the 1870s is prominently exhibited in the main museum building. Houghton was Michigan's First State Geologist and his 1841 sparked the first great mining rush in North America to Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula beginning in 1845 to mine native copper first discovered by native peoples some 6,000 years ago. The museum is a repository of iconic specimens of copper and over 100 other minerals from the modern copper mining era in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which ended in 1996.

E. Sharon Avenue 1404, Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295, USA

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https://www.mindat.org/museum-139.html