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

Dr. Phillip Ellis Jackson, Ph.D., University of Chicago (Retired)

Description of Available Specimens

How many pieces are available: Large 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.

Provenance (including site photos and specific GPS coordinates) are available for each individual site sampled, allowing for "field research" to be conducted in the classroom.

Additional Information

Please contact Dr. Jackson and he will email details of the collection.

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