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Mineralogical Collections

Dr.Susanne Herting-Agthe, Sekr. BH 1, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1, D-10587 Berlin, Germany
tel ++49 (0)30 - 314 22254, fax 314 72218, Susanne.Herting-Agthe@tu-berlin.de


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  The Mineralogical Collections of the TU Berlin offer the following services for single persons, institutes and institutions:

  • guidances through the Mineralogical Show Collection
  • out of hours of opening as well
  • after arrangements
  • for schools as well

  • popular science lectures for collectors, clubs, div. institutions
  • size and niveau after arrangement
  • with diapositives and div. demonstration material
topics so far:
  • introduction to the world of crystals
  • pseudomorphs
  • epitaxies
  • twin crystals
  • mineralogical and cystallographical terms (polymorphism, polytysm, isotypy, homeotypy, isomorphism, diadochy)
  • special features of crystal growth: zonar growth, curls, skeletons etc.
  • pegmatites and their minerals: important deposits  of gemstones and rare metals
  • feldspar minerals
  • a new trilling of staurolite
  • Miller's Indices
  • 225 years Mineralogical Collections                     from "Bergakademie" to TU Berlin
  • Quartz: all the less known things
  • International support for the                     Mineralogical Collections of TU Berlin:                    the arguments
  • combinations of crystal forms:                       astonishing insights
  • Calcite - mineralogical and crystallographical specialities of a Jack-of-all-trades
  • preserving minerals
  • Calcite - oriented intergrowths

informations informations concerning questions about special mineralogy and geosciences, literature informations and advices:

lending of pieces for exhibitions, lectures etc. 
procedure after arrangements

scientific samples Mineral samples can be selected and made available for scientific research purposes.
Procedure after arrangements.

determination of
mineral species
Bring your pieces along with you, best during the normal opening hours of the show collection! No matter if your own find, inherited piece of grandfather's collection, chance purchase, scientific sample or museum piece: usually  it is possible to decide what it is by simply looking at the sample or by using simple means. In more difficult cases you will get advice what to do next.


last version: august 2017