Schmaltz Geology and Mineral Museum

Located on the first floor of Rood Hall in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University, the Lloyd J. Schmaltz Geology and Mineral Museum displays an impressive collection of rocks, minerals and fossils from Michigan and throughout the world.

Fossils on display

Items on display at the museum

The museum includes:

  • A collection of fossil shark teeth
  • The James Duncan mineral collection
  • A Michigan copper boulder
  • An Ultraviolet fluorescent display
  • Mastodon fossils Van Buren County
  • World class fossil and mineral specimens
  • An augmented reality sandbox display

Visit the museum

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are asked to be considerate of classes in session in the building.

Parking: The parking lot near Rood Hall is only for permitted vehicles. For parking information, please visit Parking Services.

More information: Contact Tom Howe.

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