Princeton Mineralogy In The News
When Princeton geology graduate Archibald MacMartin ’1865 passed away in 1881, he bequeathed 2,500 minerals to his alma mater. His donation formed a principal component of Geosciences’ teaching collection and successive museum displays in Nassau and Guyot Halls.
Princeton Alumni Weekly, Harrison Blackman ’17 ― On July 11, 1804, as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr 1772 stood across from each other on a ledge in Weehawken, N.J., Dr. David Hosack 1789 waited below, on the shore of the Hudson River. Though Hosack was present at Hamilton’s request, dueling was still illegal, so the doctor had to profess ignorance of the duel or risk prosecution.
Minerals from the Princeton University collection has been featured in Reliefs, a Paris-based magazine dedicated to nature, adventure, and exploration. A selection of fine minerals currently on display in Guyot Hall entitled “Nature as Artist” from the Carl (’64) and Edna Heimowitz collection are showcased in the Lacs issue of Reliefs (No. 10) published in the Fall of 2019.
Princeton Alumni Weekly, By Harrison Blackman ’17 “Among those organizations engaged in the making of all geologists at Princeton is the celebrated Lunch Club,” geology graduate student Harold Bannerman *1927 wrote in a 1926 issue of the department newsletter, The Smilodon. According to Bannerman, this lunchtime gathering of graduate students in Guyot Hall typically began with a discussion of contemporary political issues — tariffs, immigration laws, and “rum running” — before transforming into a venue for fish stories.
A new display consisting of a collection of 30 fine minerals has been unveiled in the Alexander H. Phillips Mineral Gallery in Guyot Hall. The minerals are on loan from the extensive collection of Carl ’64 and Edna Heimowitz. The specimens were collected over many years and originate from six different continents. The theme of the exhibit is …