Athens Minerolgy & Rock Museum
Athens Museum Guide Museum of Minerolgy and Petrology
Building of Geology, University Campus of Zografou, Athens 15784. Tel: 210-727-4112 Mon-Fri, 9am-1:30pm. Free.
This is an internationally reknown collection of over 10,000 specimens of minerals and 15,000 specimens of rocks and ores of which 2,500 mineral and 400 rock specimens are currently exhibited. Most are from Greece. Below right is a room providing information on the volcano at Thera or Santorini, Cyclades.
From top below: Adamite from Lavrion, Analcite from Italy, Aquamarine crystal.
From top below: a barite rose from Serifos island, Clinochlore from the Urals, Uvarovite (garnet).
From left to right below: Spessarite (garnet) from Paros Cyclades, Uvarovite (garnet)
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