Mineral Monday: Cinnabar and a special announcement

Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday and learn about the mineral cinnabar.

You can view the Keck Museums stibnite specimen in case number 40 on the main floor of the main gallery.

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6/25/2018 | By: Jennifer Sande |

Mineral Monday is a weekly video series exploring the many amazing minerals, fossils, and historic objects on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum as told by museum curator Garrett Barmore. Learn about the dense, red mineral cinnabar on this week's episode! Cinnabar was often mined to make a metallic element commonly used in thermometers. Any guesses as to which element that is?

Be sure to watch the Keck Museum CinéNews announcement at the end of this week's episode! Mineral Monday will be taking a short break from our regular programming starting July 2 to prepare for season two of Mineral Monday, launching August 27, 2018! In the meantime, keep an eye on your inbox for updates and sneak peeks!

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Located in the Mackay School of Mines building at the University of Nevada, Reno, the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Keck Museum houses an outstanding collection of minerals, ores, fossil specimens, and photographs, in addition to mining related relics. The museum is also home to some of the spectacular Mackay Silver Collection, created by Tiffany & Co., for John Mackay and completed in 1878.

For directions and museum details, visit unr.edu/keck

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