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Museum of Geoscience

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On display are objects of the Geological-Paleo Collection and the Mineralogical Collection.

In total, the collections comprise around 300,000 minerals, rocks, and fossils, including special individual exhibits, such as the lower jaw of "Homo heidelbergensis".

In the geological part of the museum, you can marvel at the rocks and the development of the earth over the last 4.5 billion years from the Precambrian to the present day.

In the paleontological part, the focus is on the history of life over the last 500 million years. The museum is dedicated here to various fossil finds of corresponding epochs.

The collection of minerals and rocks in the mineralogical part of the museum is compiled from important collections (Rosenbusch, Goldschmidt, Ramdohr, Leonhard, and Springer). In addition to a collection on the systematics of minerals, the exhibitions offer an insight into the diversity of modern mineralogy.

The formation of the solar system, the structure of the earth, the dynamics of the earth's interior, and the formation of minerals and rocks are presented in separate thematic areas.

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Institut für Geowissenschaften
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: 49 6221 54-8291
Website: www.geow.uni-heidelberg.de/einrichtungen/museum

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