New York State Academy of Mineralogy (NYSAM)

Recent Acquisitions

The New York State Museum maintains an active acquisition program with the goal of constantly upgrading and expanding our mineral collection. This is accomplished through donations, purchases and field collecting. The Museum is grateful to the mineral societies, the mineral collectors, mineral industry and, especially, the New York State Academy of Mineralogy for both the funding and the specimens that make this exhibit possible. Interested in donating minerals? The New York State Museum has one of the oldest and largest state geologic collections in the country. The collection contains specimens from throughout the world, although our emphasis is on specimens from New York State. The Museum appreciates the opportunity to examine potential donations and, as a non-profit state institution, provide the opportunity for tax deductions and considerable tax benefits for charitable contributions. We will also consider purchase, at fair market value, of New York State specimens that we deem important additions to our collection.


Contact: Michael A. Hawkins
New York State Geological Survey
3140 Cultural Education Center
Albany, New York 12230

The Academy of Mineralogy is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of the minerals and mineralogy of New York State. The chief goals of the organization are to work with the New York State Museum to promote the study of New York State's mineralogy and to facilitate the gathering of exceptional individual specimens and outstanding collections for preservation in the New York State Museum.