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Museum Highlights

The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum’s highlights include:

  • Outstanding exhibits of minerals from the Great Lakes region
  • Two collections exhibited at one museum—the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum's own collection and the University of Michigan mineral collection 
  • One of the best fluorescent mineral exhibits in the United States
  • Many historic specimens on exhibit that were collected 100 to 200 years ago
  • Specimens on exhibit that were collected by Douglass Houghton, the first state geologist of Michigan and second professor at the University of Michigan  
  • Exhibits of beautiful minerals from around the world
  • Guinness World Record holding largest copper recovered from the bottom of Lake Superior on exhibit in the Copper Pavilion

The museum is:

  • The official designated mineral museum of the State of Michigan
  • Heritage Site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park
  • Member of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
  • Member of the Michigan Museums Association
  • Member of Michigan's Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association

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1404 E. Sharon Avenue, south Michigan Tech campus

From US-41 at the stoplight take MacInnes Drive uphill 1.1 miles to the museum—follow signage. 

From M-26 at the stoplight turn on Sharon Avenue to east (Pizza Hut side), continue straight on Sharon Avenue through two 4-way stops; museum is 1.7 miles from M-26 junction or 0.6 miles from second 4-way stop.