In summer and fall 2022, student curator Jillian Herlinger is working on building the Dice Museum's set of information about what is on display. You are invited to watch this page grow as new materials are added. Come into the Dice Museum to see the specimens and displays.

The Visitor Map (pdf) identifies the titles of current exhibits and their locations in the Dice Museum. One display is located outside of the Dice Museum in the Covenant Fine Arts Center (near the entrance to the Art Gallery).

Information Sheets for Current Displays

  • Case 2: Pink Minerals (pdf)
  • Case 4: Blue Minerals (pdf)
  • Case 6: Green Minerals (pdf)
  • Case 12: Michigan Minerals (new display as of 9/24/2022) (pdf)
  • Case 14: Fluorescent Minerals (pdf)
  • Case 15: Meteorites (pdf)
  • Case 19: Minerals of the Bible (pdf)
    • Minerals of the Breastplate: Exodus 28 (pdf)

Mineral of the Week

Begun as Instagram posts, this feature now includes a sticker featuring the mineral that you can collect during your Dice Museum visit. Follow us on Instagram @brucedicemineralogicalmuseum. 

This week's mineral is malachite (pdf). The piece on display can be seen in Case 1. Collect the sticker when you come into the Museum.

Previous Spotlights (alphabetical order)

  • Amethyst (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Apophyllite on stilbite (pdf)
  • Astrophyllite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Azurite (pdf)
  • Barite (pdf)
  • Blue Lace Agate (pdf)
  • Bornite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk). 
  • Calcite (pdf)
  • Celestite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Copper (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Datolite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Dioptase (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Garnet (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Goethite (pdf)
  • Gold (pdf)
  • Gypsum (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Halite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Kyanite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Labradorite (pdf)
  • Lepidolite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Morganite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Olivine (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Pectolite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Pyrite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Rhodochrosite (pdf)
  • Rutile (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Schist (pdf)
  • Talc (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Topaz (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Tourmaline (pdf).
  • Vanadinite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Willemite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).
  • Zincite (pdf). Sticker available (ask at the desk).

Information for the Mineral Spotlights comes from:

GEO 215: Mineralogy lectures

Mindat.orgThe world’s largest online mineral database.

*“Rock and Gem: The Definitive Guide to Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils” by Bonewitz, R. and the Smithsonian Institute, New York, NY: Dorling Kindersle. 2008.

*”Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals” — edited by Martin Prinz, George Harlow, and Joseph Peters. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978.

*Available for reference in the Dice Museum

Online Collection

Visit our online collection for photos and descriptions of some of the mineral specimens in the Dice Mineralogical Museum.