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Rock and Mineral Exchange (RMX)

Many geoscience educators have limited opportunities to collect good rock and mineral samples directly from the field. Others lack the financial resources to purchase collections. At the same time, many institutions have an abundance of specimens sitting unused in laboratory drawers. This service from NAGT and MSA aims to bring these educators together so that surplus resources can be moved between institutions as a way of improving educational opportunities for some and freeing up space for others.

Here you can browse through postings related to specimens that other users are making available as well as those related to specimens being sought. Click on the title for a posting below to get to the full information. If you would like to post an available or desired specimen to the exchange, use the links to the appropriate form in the navigation menu on the right.

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This technique for getting email notifications about new posts takes advantage of the site RSS feeds and a 3rd party service. But you don't need to know anything about RSS feeds (not even what those words mean) to get the email messages.

  1. Go to http://blogtrottr.com/.
  2. Give it the URL of one or both of the RSS feeds on this page and your email address. The fed URL for new available specimens is http://serc.carleton.edu/rss/862.xml and the one for new desired specimens is http://serc.carleton.edu/rss/859.xml.
  3. Hit Submit.

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Available Specimens

Results 1 - 4 of 4 matches

Retired Amateur Geologist Seeks Donation Recipient for Valuable Rock and Minerals Collection
Dr. Phillip Ellis Jackson, Ph.D., University of Chicago (Retired) pejackson@outlook.com Description of Available Specimens How many pieces are available: Large Collection Dr. Phillip Ellis Jackson Ph.D. ...

Retired Amateur Geologist Seeks Donation Recipient for Valuable Rock and Minerals Collection
Dr. Phillip Ellis Jackson, Ph.D., University of Chicago (Retired) pejackson@outlook.com Description of Available Specimens How many pieces are available: Large Collection Dr. Phillip Ellis Jackson Ph.D. ...

ophiolite, Tertiary sedimentary, misc metamorphic
Bill Dinklage, Santa Barbara City College wsdinklage@sbcc.edu Description of Available Specimens How many pieces are available: Small Group of Specimens We have easy access to wehrlite, harzburgite, gabbro, ...

Petrology Samples
Dr David Saja, Cleveland Museum of Natural History dsaja@cmnh.org Description of Available Specimens How many pieces are available: Small Group of Specimens I have about a dozen samples of each of these samples ...



Retired Amateur Geologist Seeks Donation Recipient for Valuable Rock and Minerals Collection

One of the more than 1,000 samples in Dr. Jackson's collection

Dr. Phillip Ellis Jackson Ph.D. (University of Chicago, Retired; Amateur Geologist) is requesting applications from Colleges and University Geology Departments across the U.S. to become the recipient of his extensive private rock and minerals collection. This collection consists of over 1000 samples (to date) of geographically-diverse rocks and minerals from the continental United States. The recipient institution may wish to keep the entire collection intact, or select a smaller number of representative samples for each site to constitute the permanent collection. Any remaining materials could be utilized for classroom research or demonstrations (which might include their partial or full destruction), or made available to deserving faculty or students to utilize for their individual research or future teaching purposes.

Contact Dr. Jackson directly for more information:
Phillip Ellis Jackson, Ph.D.
pejackson@outlook.com
(972) 816-6371

Desired Specimens

Results 1 - 2 of 2 matches

#50States50Rocks
Andrea Mangold, Holland Elementary School amangold@crsd.org Description of Desired Specimens Looking to collect rock samples from each of the 50 United States, to teach introductory Earth Science and Geology to ...

Precambrian chert. Stromatolites.
Jill Schneiderman, Vassar College schneiderman@vassar.edu Description of Desired Specimens I would like stromatolite samples identified by location. I would also like chert that shows evidence of microbial life in ...


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