Photo gallery of the Mineralogy Museum

      

From the entrance staircase to the long gallery, the Mineralogy Museum is full of intiguing collections, beautiful decors, and furniture dating back to the mid-19th century.The central room offers a magnificent space for temporary exhibitions. Here, we present a selection of photos that introduce the many aspects of the museum.

 

The staircase inside the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Paris, leading to the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

The entrance room of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

The entrance room of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, looking towards the entrance. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

A few exceptionnal minerals in the entrance room of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

The didactic room of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

Exceptionnal minerals in the didactic room of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

The central room of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

Large minerals in the main room of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

View of the long gallery of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

Minerals on exhibit in "table" display cases are arranged in a systematic manner. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

The display cases of the French Crown Jewels in the collection of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

Gemstones at sunset at the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo T. Vaerman.

 

The systematic collection of minerals in the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

The systematic collection of minerals at the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo T. Vaerman.

 

The Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech overlooks the Luxembourg Garden as well as the Eiffel Tower. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo T. Vaerman.

 

The oversize minerals are presented in display cases along the wall of the long gallery of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

From one end to the other: view from the south side of the gallery of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

 

From one end to the other: view from the north side of the gallery of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou (fish-eye view).

 

The Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech also has a collection of meteorites, here, one of the display cases with iron meteorites, pallasites and mesosiderites. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

Not all the collection is on display! Here is an example of the drawers not on display to the public. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo E. Gaillou.

 

Exemple of the reserves of the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, here a drawer full of calcite specimens. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo T. Vaerman.

 

Part of the collection of the Mineralogy Museum is dedicated for researchers. Here,we are looking for the best sample to go on Mars! © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo T. Vaerman.

 

Historic collection, therefore historic labels. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo T. Vaerman.

 

The Mineralogy Museum is a place where people meet, and where special events are organized. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo T. Vaerman.

 

Meeting with French President François Hollande. He is examining a hollandite, which is a manganese oxyde mineral. © Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech, photo T. Vaerman.

 

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