Mineral Monday: crocoite

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

Crocoite

This crocoite specimen can be found in case 7 on the main floor of the Keck Museum.

Mineral Monday: crocoite

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

This crocoite specimen can be found in case 7 on the main floor of the Keck Museum.

Crocoite

This crocoite specimen can be found in case 7 on the main floor of the Keck Museum.

Happy Mineral Monday! This week, learn about the vibrant mineral crocoite. The objects in the Keck Museum come from all over the world. These crocoite specimens come from a place that is particularly far away from our home state of Nevada. Any guesses?


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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