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The Division of Mineralogy oversees an historically important worldwide collection of over 40,000 specimens, with 36 documented type specimens, and other presumed type specimens needing further documentation. In addition, the collection contains suites of material from localities that no longer exist, early prospecting material, a collection of gemstones, and a sizeable collection of Connecticut minerals.

Requests for general information on minerals or mineralogy should be directed to the Peabody Department of Public Education at 203.432.3775 or peabody.education@yale.edu.

The Yale Peabody Museum’s collections are available to legitimate researchers for scholarly use. Loans are issued to responsible individuals at established institutions. Loans and access to the collection can be arranged through the Collections Manager.


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