Mineral Monday: adamite

Learn about the mineral adamite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday

This adamite speciemn can be found in case 40 on the main floor of the Keck Museum.

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2/4/2019 | By: Jennifer Sande |

This week, learn about the mineral adamite! This mineral comes in many colors, but can you guess what causes this green color pictured here? Watch to find out! 


Mineral Monday competition

The first ever Mineral Monday competition is open!  School-aged viewers are invited to submit their own video interpretation of a Mineral Monday episode about a favorite object, topic or fact related to earth science. Keck Museum curator and Mineral Monday host Garrett Barmore will review and judge the submissions. The individual or group with the best video will have their video shared with our audience, and will get the opportunity to co-host an episode of Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore himself!

The submission deadline is April 15, 2019. Learn more by clicking the button below.

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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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