Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre)

Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (Geocentre), Crystal Lane, Broken Hill NSW, Australia

The Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (also known as the GeoCentre) showcases gems and minerals from mining in Broken Hill. This display provides a hands-on experience where visitors can learn about the world of minerals. The centre is a great way to gain insight around Broken Hill's incredible array of minerals.

The museum is renowned for its iconic Silver Tree, made up of 8.5 kilograms of silver and created for the Melbourne Colonial Exhibition of 1880. Broken Hill was found to have the world's largest deposit of silver-lead and zinc, with the museum displaying the story of how exactly it formed. Each mineral specimen is individually lit and housed in cabinets explicitly designed for the display.

Spend a day uncovering the incredible minerals and gems on display at the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum.


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Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (Geocentre), Crystal Lane, Broken Hill NSW, Australia