The major part of the of Europe's finest private collections of minerals has been purchased by the Mineralogical Museum. Previously the possession of Dr. Hans v. Karabacek of Vienna, the specimens have arrived here and are being catalogued, before being put on exhibit in this Museum.
This accession is the most important one to come since the bequest of Albert Holden's important collection to the Museum in 1913. Much of the material has not been represented previously in the University's collection.
"The mere enumeration of the different minerals but feebly describes their outstanding quality," said Professor Charles Palache, curator of the Museum, "Of the nine cuprates (oxide of copper), one is probably the finest specimen of this mineral ever found anywhere.
"There are some fifty specimens of azurite and malachite. The more than fifty specimens of the carbonate of lead, cerussite and the twelve specimens of the sulphate of lead, anglesite, are not only the finest of their kind but no two of them are identical."