Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems

Locality Suites

Minerals of the former USSR

Since the Communist Revolution of 1917, mineral specimens from the Soviet Union have rarely reached western museums.  With the fall of Communism, specimens from some of the most significant ore deposits in the world have become available.

Hillman Hall displays minerals mined from Russia and other republics of the former Soviet Union previous to and during this time period. Some are unique to the classic localities of that region.

Click on photos for larger view in a new window. Photos: Debra L. Wilson

Silver
Silver
Kazakhstan

Bertrandite, Fluorite, Rhodochrosite
Bertrandite, Fluorite, Rhodochrosite
Kazakhstan

Barite, Stibnite
Stibnite on Barite
Kyrgyzstan
     

Quartz
Quartz
Russia

Galena
Galena
Russia

Aquamarine
Beryl variety Aquamarine
Russia
     


Silver
Beryl variety Emerald
Russia

 
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