Geological and Mineralogical Collection



The geological and mineralogical collection of MPGU belongs to the Department of Geography and consists of two offices: mineral-petrographic and paleontologic. The collection contains more than 4000 pieces of minerals and rocks and over 2000 fossils located in two rooms. Many pieces are unique.

The outset of the collection dated back to the heyday of Women’s Courses of Higher Education– the first 2 decades of the 20th century. MPGU geological minerological collection is based on the collection of V. Vernadsky’s mineralogical museum. The collection gradually acquired specimen of minerals and rocks from a number of companies based in Heidelberg, Bonn and Munich. The collection expanded thanks to field research done by the Department teachers.