Rocks and minerals

The collection consists of some 10 000 mineral specimens. These include a fine collection of calcite; a large collection from the former Tsumeb Mines in Namibia; rhodochrosite, a rare and beautiful mineral found in the Kalahari manganese fields around Hotazel; about 250 fancy diamonds of many different shapes and colours; a unique meteorite collection, including both iron and stony (chondrites) meteorites; and a rare carbonaceous chondrite.