This collection represents, for the most part, a sample of the most common rock forming minerals. This collection was put together by myself after deciding to obtain a sample (mostly crystaline) of each of the rock forming minerals learned in my minerology class. A few samples listed are not from that list (bixbyite for example), and were added mainly for their highly aesthetic appearance. As you can see, the collection is still yet to be completed. Descriptions and size information for minerals are not finished. Several species of minerals have several samples that go along with them, in addition there are other misc. specimens, such as inclusion minerals, that I have yet to add and will do so in the future. Minerals are grouped in the same way as our professor, Dr. Lowell, had them arranged.
This section is devoted to inclusion type mineral specimens. Inclusions are basically one mineral inside of another. While virtually every mineral has inclusions, visible and large inclusions are are my favorite type of mineral inclusions to collect because of their uniqueness and rarity. Collecting inclusions no doubt will continue after I finish my initial goal of obtaining all the minerals learned in class.