Mineral Monday: Fluorite

Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday about the many fluorite specimens on display at the Keck Museum.

You can view several of the Keck Museum's fluorite specimens in case number five and one specimen in case number one in the main gallery.

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6/11/2018 | 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. This week's mineral comes in many colors and is very popular with collectors. Fluorite also has a special characteristic only visible under certain light conditions. Can you guess what that characteristic is?

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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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