"STONES OF THE WORLD" HALL OPENED IN THE GEOLOGY MUSEUM
In the Hovhannes Karapetyan Geological Museum of the NAS Institute of Geology, a "Stones of the World" hall was opened, where about 1,500 minerals collected from different mines around the world were demonstrated. The Geological Museum was established in 1937; thanks to the scientific staff of the Research Institute of Geology, the number of the exhibits has reached to 11,000.
"Today, after 75 years since the museum was opened, we are presenting to the general public exceptionally interesting and very special mineral collection that were collected in many different mines around the world," said the Director of the museum, instructor at the YSUAC Chair of Geoecology and Biosafety Gayane Grigoryan, "This is why we called this hall "Stones of the World". This collection is of great scientific, educational and cognitive importance.
The students of the Chair of Geoecology and Biosafety have their lectures of the General Geology course in this museum. According to Ms. Grigoryan, the museum is a well-equipped classroom where the students can see, touch and differentiate fossils originated from natural processes.
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