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FERSMAM MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
All museum aquisitions since 1716 were divided at the begining of 20th century
by academician V.I.Vernadskiy to 5 main collections:
consist of more than 89000 items representing about 2400 mineral species (from
4000 species known in nature). Mineral specimens in this collection demonstrating
diversity of mineral species by it constitution, morphology, physical properties,
associations with other minerals.
then 4500 crystals of minerals representing all crystal systems and most of
space groups. Mineral specimens in this collection demonstrating different
forms and their combinations, twinning laws, perfection and defection of
natural and man made crystals.
than 31000 specimens representing genetic features, mineral association and
ore types for more then 300 former Soviet Union deposits and couple dozen
well known localities in other countries.
2000 mineral specimens. representing different kinds pseudomorphs and also
different features of mineral growing and transformations in various conditions.
Gems and stone art collection.
Among 8000 items of this collection are gemstone rough, faceted gemstones,
article made of stones. Rather big part of this section is Russian stone art
of 18-20 centuries including about 30 items designed by famous Russian juvelir
About 12000 items from all those collections displayed on permanent
Fersman Museum also providing temporary exhibits in Russia and abroad.
If you want to see more fine minerals look for our image