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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Research Studies

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 conferences. Dr. Tony Kampf's specialty is mineralogy and crystallography, discovering and describing new minerals. To know more about his research, click here!