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The Black GeoMuseum - Local Geological Collection

... is in many ways different museum, which displays finds from Falster in the form of fossils, rocks, minerals and amber  with insects. And with a common thread to the rest of the world with a special collection of quartz and grenades, which includes the world's largest polished 4-star staralmandin.

Address:
The Black GeoMuseum, Gedser Culture House,
School Street 2b, DK-4874 Gedser
Phone: +45 2718-8343

Email: Det Sorte GeoMuseum
Website: http://www.detsortegeomuseum.dk

The Local Collection

insekt1Sydfalster is a geologically interesting area. A moraine formed during the Ice Ages by material transport from the Baltics. The local geological collection shows a wide range of rocks and minerals, which are characteristic of our local area

The section with fossils considered as the main attraction - in international class with rare, well-preserved finds. Here, among other things a large collection of flint fossils from the Cretaceous period (144 to 65 million years old), including some rare sea urchins of the genus Galerites with 4 and 6-rays instead of the usual 5 rays.

The day after an autumn storm you can  the beach meet many people with their nose bent far down. They are in search of amber.

The Black GeoMuseumh has also an exquisite collection of amber, this solidifying resin - several with approx. 50 million years old trapped insects. Preserved as they had lived yesterday. Illustrated by color photographs, where the insects are magnified.

International Collection and guest exhibitions ...

almandinThus, there is a special collection of quartz and grenades, among which one can see an extremely rare precious garnet 'North Star', one of the world's largest polished 4-star staralmandiner, at 2,405 carats.

In addition to the local findings, a collection of colorful quartz varieties from around the world, including different types of precious stones as opal and water agate and exciting phantom rock crystal.

Proceeds from the entrance and stone sales will go to new, exciting exhibitions and further development of the permanent collection.

 


 

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