Mineralogy and geology

Geology is the science that aims to describe the composition, structure, origin of rocks, the history and evolution of the accessible layers of the Earth, and the processes that shape it.

The geological collections include over 4,000 meteorites, nearly 24,000 igneous and metamorphic rocks, 500,000 sedimentary rocks, 138,000 minerals and gems and over 8.5 km of ocean sediment core samples.


The scientific manager of the Geology Collections Unit is:

Cristiano FERRARIS - ferraris [@] mnhn.fr

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