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Quartz Druse on Limestone from Red Bay, on Prince of Wales Island, from the Museum's Reid Rock Collection


September 12, 2019

In 2010 the Clausen Memorial Museum hired a geologist to help identify a portion of uncategorized geological specimens from the Reid Rock Collection. Starting in the 1950s until his death in 2005 Glenn Reid. Sr., collected precious metals, rocks and mineral specimens from Alaska, the lower 48 and abroad.

Pieces from this collection are on display at Petersburg's Elementary, Middle and High schools as well as at Mountain View Manor. Even with these additional displays many of the pieces from the collection are kept in storage, due to lack of permanent display space. The museum is currently...

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