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A new gallery on UMass Amherst campus

New Rausch Mineral Gallery at University of Massachusetts’ Geosciences Department.

University of Massachusetts Geosciences Department

The New Rausch Mineral Gallery at University of Massachusetts’ Geosciences Department.

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Geosciences Department, home to the state’s official geologist, hopes that its new Rausch Mineral Gallery will give it more visibility while showcasing a beautiful display of more than 200 minerals collected over a lifetime by the late Marvin Rausch, a professor of chemistry.

The gallery is located at 243 Morrill Science Center on campus. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment on weekends.

627 North Pleasant St., Amherst, 413-545-2286, www.geo.umass.edu

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