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Petrographical museum of the department of petrography of the institute of the Earth Sciences of the St. Petersburg state university

Phone: (812) 363 62 01

Address: 199043, Saint-Petersburg,

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    Petrographical museum is - one of the oldest museums of St. Petersburg state university, one of the first of this type of profile museums. Museum left the depths of the geological museum of St. Petersburg university oldest in Russia. The unique collections of museum began to be formed in the second-half XIX of century. At the sources of the creation of petrographical collections stand well-known scientist-geologists - the founder of the department of geology of the professor A.A. Foreigners, the department of petrography - F.YU. Levinson -Lesssing. In the museum the regional collections of the rocks of Russia were formed. Through the well-known commercial foreign firms in Bonn (B. Sturtz, F. Krantz), in Heidelberg and Geneva were extracted the collections of samples of petrotipicheskikh rocks to the basic textbooks on petrography G. Rozenbusha and F. Tsirkelya. The collection fund of the museum of the department of petrography reflects entire intensive dynamics of the development of petrology. At the present time, the museum of the department of petrography possesses the rich collection fund, which counts more than 10000 the units of storage. The funds of museum include, besides the systematic and training, the most diverse subject, monographic collections. They reflect the special features of the composition of species on different regions, and also the wide spectrum of the scientific directions of petrology. Into their composition enter the collections of the species of Khibinskiy and Lovozero plutons, massif of Gremyakha-Vyrmes, it is vulcanite Kamchatka, Kara-Dag, metasomatic and metamorphic rock, shungites of Karelia and many others

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Administrative phone:
    (812) 363 62 01

Foundation and opening day:
    opened: 1935г.

Organisation status:

Organization form:

Organisation type:
    scientific, educational

    Natural history,Historical

    permament show rooms 100м2
    temporary exhibitions 10м2

Employee number:
    2 (curators: 1)

Average visitors per year:
    ок. 200

Specific departments:
    archive, science library

Collections volume:
    8582, rare collection's items: 2700

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