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Minerals: Sustainability and Hidden stories

Have you ever wondered how minerals form, what they are used in and who was involved in getting Manchester Museum’s mineral collection out of the ground?

Manchester Museum’s new mineral display explores these stories using spectacular specimens and untold stories. Our stunning collection of over one hundred gemstones is on display for the first time alongside South African gold ore and photographs of the African migrant miners who worked down the mines. We tell the story of modern-day diamond mining in Sierra Leonne for the first time in a UK museum.

Explore Manchester Museum's exhibition 'Minerals: Sustainability and Hidden stories' online – visit our Minerals microsite