Our university’s Mineralogical and Petrographic Collection was founded in 1809. It is one of the oldest mineral collections of any university in Germany.

Verschiedene Mineralien und Gesteine in einem Schaukasten
The mineral and stone display case shows exhibits from Leipzig University’s Mineralogical and Petrographic Collection. Photo: Sylvia Dorn

Used for teaching and research, the collection presents historical scientific instruments, crystal models, minerals and technical products from all over the world. The collection comprises over 12,000 mineral specimens, 3500 rock pieces, 1000 deposit records and more than 200 technical pieces.

Collection opening hours

Guided tours of the collection premises are possible by appointment only.

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