The first Geological Museum unveiled today in Nur-Sultan. Kazakh Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Minister Magzum Mirzagaliyev and Nur-Sultan Mayor Altai Kulginov took part in the opening ceremony, Trend reports citing Kazinform.
The museum is called to show the world the country’s subsoil assets. The Minister stressed the need to open an Earth Sciences Centre to build a skill pool, create professional environment for young geologists, students, young specialists and attract schoolchildren to geology and subsoil protection problems.
The museum boasts unique samples of crystals, minerals, ornamental and precious minerals, subsurface rocks and paleontological residues. 750 exponents are on display at the museum so far.