The Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum exhibits minerals, rocks, and fossils, highlighting the beauty and wonder of these objects while also informing visitors about how geologists study the Earth. Threaded throughout the museum is a specific focus on what we know about New York State's geologic past.
We are fortunate to have many specimens of exceptional quality in the museum including spectacular gems and mineral clusters,
and well-preserved fossils of scorpion-like eurypterids, large dipleura trilobites, and a 7-foot-long mammoth tusk, to name just a few.
The Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum is dedicated to Professor Linsley who from 1955 to 1992, enraptured and inspired Colgate students with his superb teaching and love for geology. A paleontologist, Professor Linsley taught courses on invertebrate fossils, evolution, and the history of life.