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May 19, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Old Main #0205
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

For the first time, the exceptional collection of minerals and other geological specimens collected by and donated to the Department of Geology will be on public display.  Old Main room 0205 has been outfitted to showcase the most valuable and interesting minerals, fossils and mining artifacts in the collection. David Lowrie, the curator of the collection and long-time  ASO in the Geology Department, has selected a remarkable collection of specimens including rare minerals collected from all over the world, large and beautiful crystals, and samples from Thomas Edison's personal collection.  Each item has a story.  The Grand Opening on Friday, May 19 (3 pm - 7 pm) is the WSU community's first opportunity to see this unique display.  A brief welcome program will be held at 4 pm.    

For more information about this event, please contact David Njus at 313-577-2783 or dnjus@wayne.edu.