The Pacific Museum of Earth is home to a vast mineral collection which spans nearly 100 years of combined curatorial efforts. One of the cornerstones to our mission as an Earth Science outreach centre is to showcase the wonders of Earth to the public. In an effort to realize this goal, we are working toward digitizing the entire mineral collection (approximately 10,000 specimens).

You can browse the digital collection below or click here to search the database if you’re looking for a particular specimen. If you’d like to see the global distribution of our collection check out this map!

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Mineral Collection