| The mineral cabinet is currently
displaying 300 specimens of common minerals taken from the collection of the
Department of Mineralogy/Petrography at Bremen.
The minerals are split up into 8 classes
according to the internationally recognized STRUNZ Mineralogical
Tables. The systematic classification is based on a combination of
chemical and crystallographic criteria and thus provides strict and consistent
The structural formula, a short
description (occasionally with an alternate mineral name) and the locality are
stated for every mineral.
Comments about the provenance of the minerals describe the circumstances at the
time of the mineral discovery and hence do not in all cases reflect current
Preview pictures of about 5 kB give a first impression of the various
source pictures, which have a format of 640 by 480 pixels and a byte size
from 40 to 70 kB.