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Geology and Geography Unveils New Mineral Exhibit

Thursday, 21 February, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM | Cost:0

The Geology and Geography Department will be unveiling its new mineral display on Thursday, February 21st at 2 pm outside of PHY 2040.  Some of the stars of this collection include meteorites - including one from the Moon!  Additionally, this display boasts an autographed photo of Harrison Schmitt, the first and only scientist to have gone to the Moon.  Dr. Schmitt holds the distinctions of being a geologist, university professor and former U.S. Senator as well as being the last living human to walk on the surface of the Moon.  This display has been created from donations and specimen loans from Rick Smith at the Doe Run Mine, Geno Persico, Jake Crandall and Diane Burns as well as departmental purchases.  The collection is intended to be used both academically as well as decoratively, with specimens being removed periodically from display so as to be incorporated into classroom demonstrations.  Additionally, the display is open to the public for viewing during normal campus hours, and local schools have a standing invitation to set up instructional visits to enhance their curriculum.

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Physical Sciences
1551 4th Street
Charleston, IL 61920

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