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Minerals and the Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

McGill University's Redpath Museum in Montreal, Quebec, which opened in 1882, is Canada's oldest purpose-built natural history museum. It functions both as a research and teaching unit of the Faculty of Science and as a public museum. The museum's exhibits span mineralogy, paleontology, zoology, and ethnology. The mineral collection has a history dating back to the 1820s.


Dr. Peter Tarassoff is a longtime mineral collector with a focus on Mont Saint-Hilaire. He is honorary curator of mineralogy at the Redpath Museum and the recipient of the 2017 Pinch Medal from the Mineralogical Association of Canada.

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