Are Ichthyosaurs fish, lizards or dinosaurs? Learn the answer to this question in today's episode of Mineral Monday with the help of our Mineral Monday competition winner, Vera! Vera is a budding paleontologist and geologist. In fact, she brought in her own personal collection of 10 objects to share with Keck Museum curator Garrett Barmore which includes the mosasaurus tooth featured in her winning video submission!
We're are excited to share Vera's wonderful explanation of the ichthyosaur for our season finale of Mineral Monday. Enjoy!
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.
See you next Mineral Monday!