The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Technological University has a long history, extending back to the origins of the University in 1885, when it was founded as the Michigan College of Mines. You can plan a visit, view our collections, or read more in Museum History.
The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum showcases amazing minerals from the Great Lakes region and around the world. Experience the beauty and splendor of minerals at one of North America's great mineral museums.
The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum has the largest public display of minerals from the Great Lakes Region and is the official Mineral Museum of Michigan. The world's best collection of Michigan minerals and minerals from around the world are part of its collection and exhibits. The University of Michigan mineral collection is held by the museum under the Michigan Mineral Alliance. The world-record holding 17-ton native copper slab is on exhibit in the Copper Pavilion.