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Oct. 14: Minerals topic

Curator's Talk to focus on Mineralogical Museum exhibition


8:47 a.m., Oct. 8, 2015--Sharon Fitzgerald of University Museums at the University of Delaware will present a curator’s talk on the Mineralogical Museum exhibition featuring specimens from the Irénée du Pont collection from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The talk, to begin at 5:30 p.m., will be held in the Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall.

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The du Pont collection, which was gifted to the University in 1964, is the foundation of the Mineralogical Museum.

The research of Fitzgerald, museum curator, was recently published as a supplement to the Mineralogical Record and has greatly enhanced knowledge about the collection’s specimens and their provenance.

Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP via email at or by calling 302-831-8037.

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