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The American Museum of Natural History is currently open. However, due to inclement weather, some programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for updates.

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Research Projects

The members of the department are engaged in a variety of research activities, and often collaborate with other scientists from around the world. Take a look at the topics in geology that we find exciting, or walk through our labs

Minerals & Gems


  • Chondritic meteorites and the early history of the earth
  • Silicate inclusions in iron meteorites
  • The significance of enstatite-bearing chondritic and achondritic meteorites

Mineral Deposits

  • Chlorine in biotite and amphibole of the Black Rock Forest
  • The chemistry of magmas trapped in crystals
  • How much chlorine dissolves in magmas?
  • The nature of tin deposits
  • Making oceanic crust at mid-ocean ridges


American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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