Mineral Monday: Plesiosaur

Learn about this ancient marine reptile on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

The Plesiosaur plaster cast hangs on the wall above the main staircase in the Mackay Mines building.


9/3/2018 | By: Jennifer Sande |

If you have ever visited the Keck Museum, you could not have missed this week's object! Filling the wall above the Keck Museum stairs is a plaster fossil cast of a type of plesiosaur called the Hydrotherosaurus. Watch this week's episode to learn more about this ancient marine reptile!

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More about the Keck Museum and Mineral Monday

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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