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photo of several minerals and gems from the collection




Our Geology Collection was started in 1962 and has since grown to 23,000 rocks, minerals, meteorites, gems, and fossils. We continually acquire new specimens and assure the preservation of those already in our collection.

A few highlights of our Geology collection:

  • 650 mineral species from over 80 countries.
  • The Bralorne gold collection. An exceptional collection from British Columbia's largest bedrock gold mine, where more than 4.1 million ounces of gold has been mined since 1932.
  • A smoky quartz specimen from Emerald Lake, Yukon that is classified as Canadian Cultural Property.
  • Get to know this collection in more detail through public talks, publications and exhibits.