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 British Museum (Natural History)
(1753-    )

The British Museum (Natural History) was founded in 1753. The systematic mineral collection originated in part from the collection of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), and now includes the minerals from the former Geological Museum, the collection of Sir Arthur Russell, and the Kingsbury, Ashcroft, Ludlam, Neville, and Allan-Greg collections, among others. The museum today, now known as The Natural History Museum, contains one of the largest mineral collections in the world, over 325,000 specimens.

Reference:
PETERSEN, O. V. (1994) World Directory of Mineral Collections. Mineralogical Record, Tucson.
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The Mineralogical Record -  British Museum (Natural History) 50 x 77 mm
The Mineralogical Record -  British Museum (Natural History) 50 x 78 mm
The Mineralogical Record -  British Museum (Natural History) 53 x 52 mm,
A Talling specimen
The Mineralogical Record -  British Museum (Natural History) 53 x 52 mm
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