COMING SOON....we are busy designing exhibits!
The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum will be a world class Museum focused on preserving and exhibiting Maine mineral specimens, gemstones, and historical documents that tell the story of Maine's mining history. Never before has this history been told in one place and this extensively.
A sampling of items from MMGM's collection. Mineral Photos courtesy of J. Scovil
The Museum exhibits will tell the complete story of mining, minerals, and gems: how minerals form, are found and are mined; the historical and current industrial uses for minerals; and the art of cutting gems and creating jewelry. This will be the world's most extensive collection of exhibits and archival documents representing mining in Maine. Mine tours will allow a "start to finish" experience of this fascinating field. The Museum store will allow visitors to own many of the types of Maine minerals and gems on display: from simple and inexpensive gifts and souvenirs to spectacular, unique and custom-designed and custom-ordered items.
In addition, the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum will feature exhibitions of out-of-this-world meteorites, fossils, and other minerals.