GIT: Geological collections at the Institute of Geology at TUT
The Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology possesses the largest geological collections in Estonia. They comprise fossils, rocks, minerals and meteorites from all over the world, the emphasis being, however, on the Estonian and former Soviet Union material. The collections include historical specimens collected already in the 1850s, but most of the material has been accumulated since the 1950s until present.
The collections form an integral part of the research carried out at the Institute, particularly in the fields of paleontology, sedimentology and geochemistry.