The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum’s highlights include:

  • Outstanding exhibits of minerals from the Great Lakes region
  • Two collections exhibited at one museum—the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum's own collection and the University of Michigan mineral collection 
  • One of the best fluorescent mineral exhibits in the United States
  • Many historic specimens on exhibit that were collected 100 to 200 years ago
  • Specimens on exhibit that were collected by Douglass Houghton, the first state geologist of Michigan and second professor at the University of Michigan  
  • Exhibits of beautiful minerals from around the world
  • Guinness World Record holding largest copper recovered from the bottom of Lake Superior on exhibit in the Copper Pavilion

The museum is:

  • The official designated mineral museum of the State of Michigan
  • Heritage Site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park
  • Member of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
  • Member of the Michigan Museums Association
  • Member of Michigan's Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association

  Tourmaline, variety Ebaite, Malkhan pegmatite field, Siberia, Russia (DM31208), Specimen 25 cm tall. Donor: W. Shelton. Photo by C. Stefano.