Our collections are distributed in different rooms inside a gallery dating from 1856.
The entrance room (Room A): Displays some of the most spectacular specimens of the Museum.
The Haüy room (Room B): Contains 5 educational display cases dedicated to mineralogy and crystallography.
Room F: Dedicated to petrography, with some magmatic and metamorphic rocks.
Rooms G to O: This 80-meter long gallery presents different rooms containing the heart of the collection. Minerals are classified following the international Strunz classification, which takes into account the chemical composition of the mineral. The classification begins in Room G, with the native elements, and ends in Room O, with the silicates.
Room L: In the display cases along the wall and along the windows, the visitor will find our gem collection.
Room O: Next to the window, two displays cases present some meteorites and some synthetic minerals.
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Musée de Minéralogie
60 boulevard Saint Michel
Tuesday - Friday: 1:30 - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 12:30pm; 2 - 5pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and National Holidays (next closures: November 11 and December 23rd through January 1st)
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