Welcome to the Virtual Museum of the History of Mineralogy
In the Virtual Museum of the History of Mineralogy we show photos and descriptions of objects related to mineralogy and crystallography in the pre-X-ray diffraction era. Those objects are treasures that are kept in various collections around the world.
The Virtual Museum is organized into 5 main categories covering the history of mineralogy and crystallography:
Mineralogy and crystallography books
There are also links
to museums, collectors and antiquarian book dealers
New materials are added regularly and we will keep you informed via our newsletter
You are most welcome to contribute
to the development of this site; we would appreciate receiving photos, information, links and advertisements. Use the sitemap
for a quick overview of what is available.
In the museum shop
you will find antiquarian mineralogy books, old mineralogical or crystallographic instruments, antique crystal models, etc. If you have for sale anything related to the contents of our site, you are welcome to place a free advertisement.
is a discussion list devoted to the history of mineralogy and crystallography. Join now.