In Mirabad district of Tashkent on Shevchenko Street, 11 one of the most unique and unrepeatable Tashkent objects – the Museum of Geology is located. Functioning for almost 30 years, the museum is constantly replenished with new treasures – minerals, precious stones, as well as archaeological and paleontological finds.
Uzbek land is very rich. On its surface there are skyrocketing inaccessible mountains, and mysterious caves, keeping their dark secrets for thousands of years and majestic, but soulless desert expanses. Therefore, Uzbek Geological service for 75 years of its existence, managed to collect a truly valuable species of materials belonging to different epochs. Here some important discoveries have been made that made a significant contribution to the history of the earth strata that reveal the constantly changing history of the Earth.
Through the efforts of the staff the museum has collected more than 50 thousand exhibits, but not all are presented for general review. The museum storages keep completely unique findings, the value of which does not allow putting them on a general view. The remaining items are divided among 12 thematic halls. In total, the resources are divided into nine different themes, such as mineralogy, the finds of paleontologists, the gifts of the ancient mining industry and other valuables.
Very often school children visit the museum. For them educational lectures are conducted, telling about all the riches that the Uzbek land so generously shares. Besides, thanks to close cooperation with other museums, traveling exhibitions are constantly organized, which help in collaborative research. It is also noteworthy, that the Museum of Geology is located in the close vicinity of the Museum of Fine Arts.
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