Mineral Sciences Research Studies | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Left to right: Spessartine garnet - Ramona, California Indicolite tourmaline - Minas Gerais, Brazil Emerald with apatite - Peñas Blancas, Colombia Gold - Colorado Quartz mine, Mariposa Co., Calif.
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(213) 763-3326

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Research Studies

The Department of Mineral Sciences' role is not only to take care and grow the Gem & Mineral collection, but also to use the collection as a research tool, and to be active in the Science world, by publishing and giving presentations at local, national, and international conferences.  Dr. Aaron Celestian's specialty is determining chemical evolution of minerals on short time-scales, and Dr. Tony Kampf's specialty is mineralogy and crystallography, discovering and describing new minerals.  To know more about Dr. Celestian click here, or Dr. Kampf click here.