The Earth Sciences Museum is always seeking donation of rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, replicas, photographs, instruments and artwork in accordance with the Mission Statement.

Below is a list of areas we are focusing our collecting efforts to enhance the completeness of our collection.

Permanent collection

  • Canadian diamond mining specimens and artifacts
  • Ontario mining artifacts
  • Copper minerals
  • Ontario/North American fossils
  • Fluorite
  • Volcanic rocks
  • Obsidian
  • Native silver 
  • Pyrite
  • Pillow Basalt for the Peter Russell Rock Garden (Size = approximately 1 m3)
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs for the Peter Russell Rock Garden (Size = approximately 1 m3)

Teaching collection

  • Minerals associated with Mohs scale of hardness: Talc, Gypsum, Calcite, Apatite, Fluorite, Feldspar, Quartz, Topaz, Corundum, Diamond (just kidding!)
  • Scratch plates
  • Ontario fossils


Feel free to email the Earth Sciences Museum for general inquiries.

Or contact by phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 35633

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