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Petrology [The Rock Collection]

The Department of Geology has over a thousand specimens of coal in its collections from all over the world.

Approximately 800 specimens are of Welsh coal, many fortunately collected in the early 1900's, when coal was being mined from deep underground collieries. The majority of these localities are now completely inaccessible, and the museum's collection is irreplaceable. Many of the specimens in the collection have been used for research...READ MORE