Virtual Exhibits

Explore our online exhibits, individual images and virtual tours of the National Mineral Collection and Geoscience Australia TimeWalk via Google Arts & Culture.


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Identifying Minerals

An introduction to minerals and their properties such as hardness and streak


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Gems from the safe

View the valuable gem and mineral specimens that are not on public display


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Australian Meteorites

Learn about rocky and stony meteorites, tektites, impact craters and view the detailed imagery of specimens from around the country


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Antarctica: What lies beneath

The history of Geoscience Australia activities in Antarctica


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Broken Hill: One of the world’s largest lead-zinc-silver deposits

Learn about one of the greatest ore deposits in the world and view spectacular and rare mineral specimens


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Hot Rocks

A showcase of radioactive specimens from the National Mineral Collection


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Australian Opals

Learn about the national gemstone, where it is found and what types there are


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Fluorescent Minerals

Rocks that get excited… under ultraviolet light!