The “Ore Sample Room” Mineralogical Museum

Sverdlovsk region

Contact information

Severouralsk, Sverdlovsk Region, Vatutina Ulitsa, Building 17a


Operating hours

Tuesday through Saturday – 09:00 – 17:00, or by appointment

Ticket price

Full ticket price – 30 rubles

Reduced rate – 15 rubles

Founder and owner of the museum

Mikhail Tsyganko



About museum

The mineralogical collection was compiled by an enthusiastic collector from the village of Kalya, Mikhail Tsyganko. Of course, not every stone of those that you see is mined with our own hands. Well, this is perhaps impossible. The collection has evolved over the years. A significant number of exhibits were mined in field trips and expeditions, and there were hundreds of them. These minerals are, first of all, minerals of the North Urals and adjacent regions, and minerals of the Middle and Southern Urals. Another significant part came here in exchange. Most of these exhibits represent the mineralogy of Russia, the Near and Far Abroad. The third source of replenishment of the collection is the purchase of minerals. Unfortunately, sometimes there is simply no other way to get an interesting stone in your collection. And finally, the fourth and most enjoyable way to replenish the collection is receiving gifts.

In addition to mineralogical collections, the museum contains unique exhibits of miner’s antiquity, which are various tools of miners and gold diggers, and mining attributes. This collection reflects the development of mining in the Northern Urals since the second half of the 18th century. The collection contains a wide selection of mineralogical samples from various deposits and occurrences of both our region and deposits located throughout the former Bogoslovsky Mountain District (BGO). Perhaps this is the main value of the collection.