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Frank de Wit

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USA, Nevada, Reno, W.M. Keck Earth Science Museum
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 03:31:53 PM »
University of Nevada
http://www.unr.edu/

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Mackay School of Mines
http://www.mines.unr.edu/

W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum
https://www.unr.edu/keck / http://www.unr.edu/keck
(was http://www.mines.unr.edu/museum/)

The W.M. Keck Museum exhibits an impresive collection of ores and minerals from all over the world. The Keck has a collection of over 80,000 mineral and ore specimens. 15,000 objects are on view for the general public. Other specimens are in storage and available for viewing upon request.
The W. M. Keck Museum is a living legacy of the Comstock Lode and Nevada's early mining boom. The Museum still uses oak cases from 1908. Beyond the historical nature of the museum itself the Keck exhibits the history of the Mackay School, and the University at large. The Keck Museum is currently redesiging its exhibit on the Comstock Lode. This new exhibit will open early 2017.

1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89557, USA

Also see:
https://www.mindat.org/museum-192.html