Mineral Monday: Calcite

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

calcite

This calcite specimen can be found in case 40 on the main floor of the Keck Museum.

Mineral Monday: Calcite

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

This calcite specimen can be found in case 40 on the main floor of the Keck Museum.

calcite

This calcite specimen can be found in case 40 on the main floor of the Keck Museum.

On this week's episode of Mineral Monday we learn about a mineral that comes in many different crystal formations. On display at The Keck Museum is one of the more rare formations of calcite shown here. Watch to learn more!


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!


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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