Geology Collections Tour

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Join Sylvia Humphrey for a tour of the geology collections held in storage

 

Dates

Thursday 30 May

Visitor information

Times

2-3.30pm


Location

Resource Centre, Basement, Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, NE1 4JA


Price

£5 (free for Natural History Society of Northumbria members). Advance booking essential.


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About

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.

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