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USA, Michigan, Detroit, Wayne State Geology Mineral Museum
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Wayne State University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Wayne State Geology Mineral Museum
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Guests are welcomed to view a collection of approximately 350 items of geological importance donated to the museum by the university’s geological department. Curator of the museum and Academic Services Officer in the Department of Geology David Lowrie added to the collection himself. He has worked at WSU for over 50 years.
Lowrie said that every piece in the museum had a story to tell, “if people were willing to look and listen to them.” One of the main features of the museum is the Thomas Edison collection—94 fine gems, minerals and stones that were allegedly hand—chosen by Tiffany & Co. by Edison as a gift to Henry Ford. “The Edison collection was found in the trash by a factory employee in 1940, if you can believe it,” Lowrie said. “Thankfully, he gave it to Wayne State before it could be lost to the ages, and we’re privileged enough to be able to display these historical pieces the way they’re meant to be seen.”

Lower level of Old Main, Old Main room 0205
480 W Hancock St, Detroit 48202, Michigan, USA

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