The Virginia Mineral Project

The Virginia Mineral Project (VMP) is a state-wide project to “collect, preserve, and educate” the public about Virginia mineral heritage and geology. The project was created to revitalize old mineral publications and reintroduce the public to the wealth of mineral discoveries and important historical events that occurred over the last 150 years. While acting as a liaison between various parties across Virginia, sharing information and building strong relationships around the shared interest of minerals and geology in the state, the Virginia Mineral Project will travel to visit with collectors, museums, universities and outside organizations to collect information on some of the most classic mineral localities that have defined the state’s history.

Ultimately, the data collected by the VMP will be used to develop a new state book on the Classic Mineral Localities of Virginia. This book will not only include mineral reference information but will highlight the cultural and historical implications minerals have on Virginia. This will be a book for the community, developed by the community!
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