The University Libraries, in collaboration with Professor Mark Camp and the Department of Environmental Sciences, have created this exhibit showcasing a wide variety of rocks, minerals, and fossils from the University’s Museum of Mineralogy and Paleontology. The exhibit also contains samples from the personal collections of Mark Camp and Ruth Jacobs, along with Jeep artifacts loaned by Darryl Bauman.
The display is divided into three sections: Industrial, focusing on minerals used in manufacturing with an emphasis on Toledo-built Jeeps. Here you can see the raw materials used in making many automotive parts; Rocks and Minerals, showcasing a broad selection of rock and mineral samples; and Fossils, a beautiful display of the remains of plants and animals from long ago. Be sure to take a close look at the Geologic Time Spiral to see how old these specimens really are!
Project collaborators: Prof. Mark Camp (Dept. of Environmental Sciences), Katherine Dunne, Ruth Jacobs, Suzanne Henry, and David Remaklus (all from Carlson Library)
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Image (logo) credit: "The Geologic Time Spiral: A Path to the Past" by Joseph Graham, William Newman, and John Stacy. U.S. Geological Survey Website, https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2008/58/