Researchers in the Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division are investigating the fundamental geological processes that shape our planet and the solar system.
Prof Sara Russell
Head of the Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
The Natural History Museum
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We are investigating active volcanoes and other volcanic areas to better understand the genesis and evolution of magma.
Current research projects explore the origins and evolution of the Sun, planets, the Moon, asteroids and comets.
We are investigating the effects of atomic scale phenomena on the properties of minerals.
Delve into the Museum's vast collections of rocks, minerals, meteorites and ores. Access the mineralogy collection database.
Find out about the researchers, curators, students and associated staff in the Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division.