Guide to collections

Mining Collection

Name Mining Collection
Description This collection originated from the exhibition opened in 1904 on Mining and Hydraulic Projects in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, which had as a side event an international exhibition of machines and other material for use in mining, metallurgical, hydraulic and electricity industries. It was organized by the Spanish chamber of commerce as a way of publicizing the mineral richness of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. The material was donated to the museum in 1905 (Gómez-Alba, 2001). This petrological collection consists of 32 samples, all from Spain, and includes of 22 samples of sedimentary rock and 10 of igneous rock.
Collection type Geological
Primary purpose Research
Include types No
Grouping principle Cultural
Development statuses Closed