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gm 1Minerals, rocks, ores, fossil plants and animals that inhabited our planet in different periods of its history and cover various aspects of geological knowledge.

Our Geological Museum – the only museum in Poltava region which has the systematic collection of basic types of rocks, ores and minerals that make up the Earth's crust. The museum funds comprise more than 2000 samples that illustrate the diversity of wealth bowels of the Earth.

It is more than 40 years. Its founder was Saroyan K.P. Than Sytnikova A.F. continue this work and later Tatsiy O.O. made a significant contribution to its systematization, enrichment and expansion.

Museum consists of four main thematic expositions.gm 2

The exhibition "Rocks" reflects the geological processes that occur on the surface and in the bowels of the Earth for 4.5 billion years. Here are igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Here are unique examples of the breed from a depth of 12,066 meters which were found during the drilling of the deepest in the world Kolska borehole, the samples of kimberlite from "Tubes of the world" in Yakutia, the samples striped red and black jaspilites and labradorite with irisation from gold to blue, the samples of quartzite, colored marbles, Ukrainian granites and many others.

The exhibition "Minerals" reflects the crystal classification of minerals. Here are the main kinds of minerals of various types and grades – colored crystals of quartz, amethysts, garnets, calcite, "rose" of plaster, golden amber, jasper.

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Colored crystals of quartz

The museum has an interesting examples of minerals from classical fields – malachite (Ural), topaz (Ukraine) which in ancient times attracted people as unique jewelry raw materials, because in framing it has a special internal transparency, play of light, shine, sky-blue and golden color, charoite – mineral that has an unusual violet color is produced in a single deposit in the world "Violet stone" in South Yakutia (Irkutsk region).

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Violet amethysts

Green chrysoprase

Topaz Malachite

gm 10The exhibition "Minerals" reflects the minerals in origin. The most interesting samples are from Malatashskyi gold deposits (Kyrgyzstan) which were found by a pioneer Kirsanov V.I.

The exhibition "Paleontology" reflects the age range of stages of life on the Earth. Here are a great collection of fossil invertebrates in museum. The geography of fossils is diverse, including Cambrian trilobites from China. A special place in museum takes the collection of shellfish which was collected by the students of college during internship in the Crimea.

gm 11In the museum there are several small but interesting exhibitions - "World of Stone", "The world of seas and oceans", "Minerals of Poltava region".
The newest exhibition is "Rocks & Minerals of Ukraine" which is updated with samples of rocks and minerals by the students of our college from internships in Rivne, Zhytomyr, Kirovograd and Poltava region. One of the attractions in the Rivne region is "basalt pillars".

The expositions of the museum illustrate the wealth of the Earth and promote popularizing of natural sciences, carry a deep sense of educational, cultural and scientific and technological significance. Some lessons on mineralogy, petrography and paleontology are held in museum. There are interesting excursions for pupils of Poltava and Poltava region and for fans of mineralogy.

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