McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

Mineralogy

Minerals

The mineral collection contains over 20 000 specimens from around the world. They include the early collections of Sir William Dawson, A.F. Holmes (1797-1850), a founder of McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, and B.J. Harrington (1848-1907), McGill’s first lecturer in mining, and later, Professor of Chemistry and Metallurgy. In 1913 the Museum acquired an extraordinary collection of minerals from the geologist and mining engineer Walter F. Ferrier (1865-1950). Over the years, the mineral collection has been enriched by many donations. Minerals from world-wide localities are displayed in the Hodgson Gallery. The Dawson Gallery features Quebec’s mineral diversity, including such world-famous localities as Mont Saint-Hilaire, the Francon quarry in Montreal, and the Jeffrey mine in Asbestos. At both of the first two sites rare minerals have been found, including Weloganite, Dresserite, Donnayite and Hilairite, which are known from only a very few localities.

Gold in quartz, from the Redpath Museum Mineral Collection
Gold in quartz, from the Redpath Museum Mineral Collection

 

A mineral case in the Hodgson Gallery

Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

The Redpath Museum's director EDI statement.

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