Geological Fakes- Minerals, Gems and Meteorites

Written by Nadine Gabriel, Assistant Curator of Fossil Mammals, Natural History Museum London On the 9th October 2019, I attended the GCG’s Geological Fakes Workshop which was held in the National Museum Collection Centre in Edinburgh (the offsite storage for the National Museum of Scotland). The exciting and informative day was split into five different … More Geological Fakes- Minerals, Gems and Meteorites

How Can We Make Our Precious Collections Available to Researchers? Reflections on the GCG Annual Meeting, December 2019

Written by Dr Liz Hide, Director, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences The question posed can be read in many different ways and, for me, throws up even more questions. How can we enable more researchers to use our collections? How can we better support and facilitate research? How can we identify new research areas within … More How Can We Make Our Precious Collections Available to Researchers? Reflections on the GCG Annual Meeting, December 2019

News from the Sector – February

News from the Sector is a monthly blog series featuring the latest geological and palaeontological news, jobs, exhibitions, and conferences. If you or your institution has anything they would like to add, or advertise on GCG’s News from the Sector, please get in touch at blog@geocurator.org. Conferences and Workshops The Goldschmidt annual conference on geochemistry … More News from the Sector – February

The Great Meteorite of July 1860 – When Stars Fell to Earth

Written by Douglas Palmer, Sedgwick Museum, University of Cambridge  159 years ago, on July 14th 1860, the people of the remote Himalayan hill station of Dharmsala in Himalchal Pradesh, north-western India were treated to the awesome sight of ‘shooting stars’ burning up as they plunged through the atmosphere into the surrounding landscape. Awed they may … More The Great Meteorite of July 1860 – When Stars Fell to Earth

Six Questions for a Geological Curator – Angharad Jones – Creswell Crags

Written by Angharad Jones, Collections Officer, Creswell Heritage Trust. 1. What sort of geological collections do you look after? I work as the Collections Officer at Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre. The collection is primarily composed of palaeontological and archaeological material excavated from the caves at Creswell Crags, including Church Hole, Mother Grundy’s Parlour, … More Six Questions for a Geological Curator – Angharad Jones – Creswell Crags

The Mineral Collection of the Royal Institution of Cornwall

Written by Roy Starkey, Mineralogist and Author Many, if not all, GCG members will be aware of the wonderful mineral collection housed at the Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro. TR1 2SJ. It is perhaps the finest regional mineral collection in the British Isles and includes the world famous Philip Rashleigh collection (Rashleigh, 1797, 1802), … More The Mineral Collection of the Royal Institution of Cornwall