Welcome to the first episode of Mineral Monday! Each week, learn about one of the many specimens on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum with curator Garrett Barmore.
This week's object is fulgurite. Before you watch the video, can you guess how fulgurite is formed just by looking at it?
Want to see fulgurite in person? 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.
Located in the Mackay School of Mines Building at the University of Nevada, Reno, the W. M. 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 25 visitors to mention this episode will receive a Mineral Monday: fulgurite button! For directions and museum details, visit unr.edu/keck. Want to receive Mineral Monday in your inbox each week? Sign up here!
See you next Mineral Monday!