Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences at Michigan Tech

George Robinson

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Curator/Professor of Mineralogy

513 EERC



Personal Statement

  • I guess I must be considered pretty much old-fashioned. I just can't seem to understand why we spend so much time today learning about the natural sciences from CD-roms and the Internet, when the real world is just outside our "Windows." Working with the collections at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum reconnects me with the real world of minerals. It provides a basis and inspiration for teaching and research, and (please don't tell anyone) it is just plain fun!


  • Bachelors; S.U.N.Y. Potsdam, NY, 1968
  • Ph.D.; Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 1979


  • mineralogy of the Grenville Province
  • characterization of new mineral species
  • mineral occurrences and paragenesis
  • conservation of minerals and geological materials
  • mineralogy in museums

Courses Taught

  • Mineralogy
  • Curator, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum
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