Our vibrant Mineralogy collection covers most areas in the discipline from the 16th century to present day.

The collection is particularly rich in British mineralogy. It includes the library and associated photographic collection of John Murray (1841-1914), a naturalist and geologist on board the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876).

Other significant contributors include:

  • William Hamilton
  • Philip Rashleigh
  • William Smith
  • Francois Louis Desfontaines Swebach
  • James Sowerby
  • Georigius Agricola
  • James Dwight Dana
  • Arthur Russell