The G.S.I museum is a specific place which contains some samples of rocks, minerals, fossils and ancient , mining tools from different parts of Iran and other countries.
Nearly 400 rock samples, 1300 mineral samples more than 1200 fossils and 65 ancient mining tools discovered from Persian mines with archaeological objects have been preserved in the museum.
1- Ancient mining tools and archaeological objects section.
3- Mineral section
4- precious and semi-precious minerals.
6- Show case for ultra-violet minerals recognition.
7-Oranmental rocks & ores .
particular sections including meterorites enhancend quartz crystal by domestic experts skeletal traces, foot marks and Dinasurs egg.
The museum area is 345 m2 and it was established in the time of G.S.I foundation in 1338(1959).
1-Ancient mining tools archeological objects in this section 65 pieces of ancient mining tools and founded archaeological objects from various mines in Iran such as Esfandagheh, Mansourabad Yazd ,Sirjan copper mine and some other mines are maintained these objects consist of mining tallow burners, mining shoes, wooden trellises turbans and balls for breaking ores and remainings of iron melting furnaces, rocky and irony fragments which in fact reveal a part of ancient mining history in Iran.
2- Rock section
There are more than 350 samples of igneous rocks ,pyroclastics ,sedimentary and metamorphic rocks which are exhibited.
This is the major part of the museum including minerals from different points of Iran or other countries.
In the center of the section, there is a Maquette window case of crystal system for new leanrners in which all of the crystallised materials including minerals create.
4- Precious and semi-precious minerals .
Several cuts of precious and semi- precious minerals or primary ones have been exhibited in this section.
this section consists of index fossils from all geological periods(Cambrian to recent time). They have been collected from various formations in Iran(fauna and flora).
Including skeletal remains of Miocene minerals (founded in Maragheh plain) such as remains of rhinoceroses, hiparions(ancient elephants)giraffes and mastodonts(ancient elephants).
The first and only skeletal remains of dinosaurs, egg fossil and footmarks of these creatures, fossil footmark of elephant, lithified trunks and maquettes of all dinasuar footmarks from different regions and maquttes of unique fossils from other musenms are among considerable parts of this museum .
7- Window case for ultra-violet minerals recognition Some minerals such as calcite, fluorite and diamond reveal flouescence characteristics against. Ultra-Voilet rays.
When exposed to ultra-violet rays, these minerals spread special phosophiric light which can be a guide to recognise minerals. In the window case there are samples of these minerals which the related device.