Geological Collections in the Sternberg Museum of Natural History

The geological collection is the smallest of the various collections in the Museum.  It consists of representative samples of the major mineral and rock groups.  The most important part of the collection is the meteorites and tektites.  The Museum has a sample of most of the meteorites that have fallen in Kansas.  Some of these are on exhibit and there is a short paper by Miller et al. 1969 in the Kansas Academy of Science vol. 72, p. 374-376, describing some of the finds.  There is also a small exhibit of fluorescent minerals.  This collection is inactive. The last specimens were collected in the mid-90s to provide specimens for exhibits in the new Museum.