MINERALOGICAL EXHIBITION AND RESEARCH COLLECTION

University of Salzburg

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Short Description

The mineralogical exhibition and research collection of the University of Salzburg comprises around 15,000 pieces and has been built over the last 50 years. It serves as a basis for teaching and scientific research. The collection is ordered and cataloged according to the Nickel-Strunz system.

A selection of particularly aesthetic items is presented in the vaulted cellar of the Rectorate in Kapitelgasse 6. In addition to a systematic collection, minerals from Austria are a special focus of the exhibition. A visit to the exhibition is possible at any time by appointment. The mineralogical collection is also part of the "Long Night of Museums".

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Oliver Diwald

Research Services

Public guided tours
Presentation of rare minerals
Reference material for scientific investigations

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

The exhibition and research collection is used for teaching and research purposes. It is also regularly opened to external visitors.

Allocation to Core Facility

Functional materials

Prof. Dr. Oliver Diwald
Fachbereich Chemie und Physik der Materialien
+43-662-8044-6224
oliver.diwald@sbg.ac.at
http://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=203199&MP=44700-200607%2C200731-200747%2C203199-44793
Please contact the University of Salzburg (science_plus@sbg.ac.at) or the responsible contact person for this section mentioned in the contact field.
Participation at the „Long nights of museums“ (since 2012)
ORF
http://langenacht.orf.at/
Interplay of magnetic sublattices in langite Cu4(OH)6SO4 ·2H2O
2016
Lebernegg, S., Tsirlin, A.A., Janson, O., Redhammer, G.J., and Rosner, H.
New Journal of Physics, 18.

Spin gap in malachite Cu2(OH)2CO3 and its evolution under pressure.
2013a
Lebernegg, S., Tsirlin, A.A., Janson, O., and Rosner, H.
Physical Review B, 88(22).

Two energy scales of spin dimers in clinoclase Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3.
2013b
Lebernegg, S., Tsirlin, A.A., Janson, O., and Rosner, H.
Physical Review B, 87(23).

Spin gap in malachite Cu2(OH)2CO3 and its evolution under pressure.
2013
Lebernegg S., Tsirlin A. A., Janson O., Rosner H.
Phys. Rev. B 88, 224406 Vol: 88, Page 224406
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.88.224406

Eldragónite, Cu6BiSe4(Se2), a new mineral species from the El Dragón Mine, Potosí, Bolivia, and its crystal structure.
2012
Paar W.H., Cooper M. A., Moëlo Y., Stanley C.J., Putz H., Topa D., Roberts A.C., Stirling J., Raith J.G., Rowe R.
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol: 50(2) Pages: 281-294
DOI: 10.3749/canmin.50.2.281

THE 6P NATURAL MEMBER OF THE PAVONITE HOMOLOGOUS SERIES, FROM ERZWIES, AUSTRIA
2010
Makovicky E., Paar W.H., Putz H., Zagler G.
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol: 40
DOI: 10.3749/canmin.48.3.467

Daliranite, PbHgAs2S6, a new sulphosalt from the Zarshouran Au-As deposit, Takab region, Iran
2009
Paar W.H., Pring A., Moëlo Y., Stanley C.J., Putz H., Topa D., Roberts A.C., Braithwaite R.S.W.
Mineralogical Magazine Vol: 73 (5) Pages: 871-881
http://dx.doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2009.073.5.871

Catamarcaite, Cu6GeWS8, a new species of germanium–tungsten sulfide from Capillitas, Catamarca, Argentina: description, paragenesis and crystal structure
2006
Putz H., Paar W.H., Topa D., Makovicky E., Roberts A.C.
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol: 44(6) Pages: 1481-1497
DOI: 10.2113/gscanmin.44.6.1481

Coiraite, (Pb,Sn2+)12.5As3Fe2+S28:a franckeite-type new mineral species from Jujuy Province, NW Argentina.
2008
Paar W.H., et al.
Mineralogical Magazine Vol: 72(5) Pages: 1083-1101
DOI: 10.1180/minmag.2008.072.5.1083