For this week's episode of Mineral Monday, Garrett takes us downstairs to look at one of the Keck Museum's more famous exhibits. The Mary Louise and John Mackay Silver Collection is a stunning set of 58 unique silver service pieces all ornately designed. Can you guess where most of the silver used to make this set was originally mined?
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.
The first 10 visitors to mention this episode will receive a Mineral Monday: Mackay Silver button! For directions and museum details, visit unr.edu/keck.
See you next MIneral Monday!