Geology exhibition begins today at Fort campus
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A huge meteor remnant, fossils of extinct animals such as the mammoth, amethyst crystals, as well as semi-precious minerals and stones from across the world are among hundreds of geological exhibits that will be on display at Mumbai University for three days starting Thursday.
The three-day exhibition of rocks, minerals and fossils, now into its third edition, is a joint effort of the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies of the University of Mumbai, the India Study Centre - Mumbai, the Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune, the Institute of Science, Mumbai and M Makki of Pune. It will be held at the convocation hall of the Mumbai University's Fort campus.
"This is a unique exhibition and into its third year. It has brought together a unique collection of magnificent rocks, colourful mineral slabs from the collection of international expert Mr. M.F. Makki, and the collection of fossils from the Deccan College, Pune. There will be several rare exhibits on display. Entry is free," said Mugdha Karnik, director of Centre for Extra-Mural Studies.
A team of geology and paleontology students along with experts will provide information on rock forming minerals, types of rocks, and fossil formation.
Karnik said "A subject like geology is not touched in detail in schools or college curriculum. This exhibition, in particular, will deal with geology of Mumbai and the changes it has undergone."