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Geology Collections Tour

Fluorite © Great North Museum: Hancock

Thursday 30 May, 2.00-3.30pm

N.B. This event is now fully booked, but there may still be places on the waitlist. To join the waitlist, follow the link to Eventbrite below, click on ‘Tickets’ and follow the instructions.

With Sylvia Humphrey

Sylvia Humphrey is the curator of the Natural History Society of Northumbria’s geology collections, the majority of which are held in special stores in the basement of the Discovery Museum. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the rocks, minerals and fossils that have come to us via notable 19th century collectors such as William Hutton and Thomas Atthey.

We will see examples of a variety of fossils, including fish and plants; as well as rare minerals including galena (lead ore), sphalerite (zinc ore) and fluorite, an attractive gangue (waste) mineral more recently used as a jewellery material.

N.B. Please note that this event takes place at the Discovery Museum, not the Great North Museum: Hancock.

Booking essential. To book, please go to Eventbrite here.