Minerals A-Z

Minerals A-Z

Come explore some of the Gillespie Museum's most amazing minerals in this new virtual exhibit, based on our Minerals A-Z wall cabinet.  Featured in our weekly Mineral Monday social media posts, the select specimens in this virtual Minerals A-Z give you an armchair, alphabetized glimpse into the vast diversity of the museum's 15,000-item collection of geological wonders.  Whether whetting your appetite for a future visit, or just meandering in mineralogy, begin your own at-home mining adventure by digging into the images, info sheets (with Spanish translation), and videos below!  (Specimen photographs by Ed Dillenbeck and Rodney Neff; info sheets and videos created by Stetson student staff members, fall 2020.)   


Adamite specimen - Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico - Gillespie Collection

Adamite - info sheet


Benitoite specimen - San Benito County, California, US - Gillespie Collection

Benitoite - info sheet


Chalcanthite specimen - Nevada, US - Gillespie Collection

Chalcanthite - info sheet


Dolomite specimen - Joplin, Missouri, US - Gillespie Collection

Dolomite - info sheet


Evaporite, Halite specimen - USGS

Evaporite - info sheet

Evaporite, Evaporate - video


Fluorite specimen - Hardin County Mining District, Illinois, US - Gillespie Collection

Fluorite Octahedral Crystal specimen, in fluorescent light - Gillespie Collection

Fluorite - info sheet

Fluorite, Octahedral Crystals - video


Galena specimen - Tri-State Mining District, Joplin, Missouri, US - Gillespie Collection

Galena - info sheet


Hubnerite on Calcite specimen - Pasto Bueno Mining District, Ancash, Peru - Gillespie Collection

Hubnerite - info sheet


Inderite specimen - Cumberland, England - Gillespie Collection

Inderite - info sheet


Jadeite specimen - Myanmar - Gillespie Collection

Jadeite - info sheet


Kaolinite specimen - Putnam County, Florida, US - Gillespie Collection

Kaolinite - info sheet

Kaolinite and Kaolin - video


Limonite, iridescent specimen - Ajo Mining District, Pimo County, Arizona, US - Gillespie Collection

Limonite - info sheet


Malachite and Azurite Geode specimen - Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, US - Gillespie Collection

Malachite - info sheet

Minerals N-Z Coming Soon!

Minerals A-Z Combined Files

We've put all the Minerals A-Z specimen photos and info sheets together in slideshow format for easy viewing and downloading.  Click on the files below to continue learning offline. 

Part 1 - Minerals A-M, photos & info sheets (with Spanish translation) - pdf

Part 2 - Minerals N-Z - pdf (Coming spring 2021!)