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Join Sylvia Humphrey for a tour of the geology collections held in storage
Thursday 30 May
Resource Centre, Basement, Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, NE1 4JA
Sylvia Humphrey is the curator of the Great North Museum: Hancock geology collections, the majority of which are held in special stores in the basement of the Discovery Museum.
This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the rocks, minerals and fossils that have come to the Natural History Society of Northumbria via notable 19th century collectors such as William Hutton and Thomas Atthey.
We will see examples of a variety of fossils, including fish and plants; as well as rare minerals including galena (lead ore), sphalerite (zinc ore) and fluorite, an attractive gangue (waste) mineral more recently used as a jewellery material.