The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech has a nationally and internationally recognized mineral collection with the world's best collection of Michigan minerals and the best collection of minerals from the Great Lakes region. The museum's collection includes specimens from around the world. The museum exhibits its collection at Michigan Tech, in curated satellite exhibits throughout Michigan, and in temporary exhibits such as at mineral shows. The collection is actively managed and curated.
John Jaszczak, Adjunct Curator, and an international team of scientists named the new mineral merelaniite. Merelaniite was named Mineral of the Year for 2017 by the International Mineralogical Association. Read more in News, Showcase issue 12.