Explore the mineral specimens in the Hintze Hall display.
About the display
The large-scale cabinets on the first-floor balcony of Hintze Hall showcase nature's diversity in four spectacular displays.
The specimens in this case represent the diversity of the mineral kingdom in form, colour and chemical composition. From right to left, the mineral species become more structurally and chemically complex. This complexity relates to their atomic structure.
The intricate physical and chemical properties of minerals also make them essential to a wide range of materials including cement, glass and fertilisers.
Check out the other displays in this series:
Explore more rocks and minerals from the Museum's collection in the Minerals gallery.