Mineralogical collection

The mineralogical asset of the Museum started in 1844 with the collection of Vesuvian minerals donated by Leonardo Pilla, and kept increasing due to new acquisitions and gifts, to that nowadays it includes almost 20.000 remains.

Both the Systematic Mineralogy, with specimens from all over the world, and the Tuscany Mineralogy, with special importance given to the Alpi Apuane and the Elba’s Island.