Contribute to the growth of the Museum collection by adopting a MINERAL or a GEM! Learn More
Module - Photo-Atlas of Minerals
NHM's gem and mineral collection of about 150,000 specimens is the most significant in the country, west of the Smithsonian. See More
Module - Gems and Minerals - Best of the West
Visit the web page of the Department of Mineral Sciences! You will find information about the staff, the Gem and Mineral Collection, and the ongoing science!
Module - Mineral Science home page
Thanks to the support of donors, endowments, and our Gem & Mineral Council, the Gem and Mineral Collection of NHM has grown over the years. We are always looking for new donors to continue building our collection. We make a point at always recognizing our donors: the name of the donor (if she/he agrees) will be displayed with the specimen in our Museum! Two easy ways to help us: join the Gem & Mineral Council and adopt a mineral!
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Luderitz District, Karas, Namibia. Gem and Mineral Council Purchase
7 x 4 x 2.5 cm
Yangshou Mine, China. Gem and Mineral Council Purchase
10 x 6 x 5 cm
We are grateful to our Institutional Partners