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Karl E. Limper Geology Museum

Please note! - Due to the upcoming renovation of Shideler Hall, the Karl E. Limper Geology Museum is closed until sometime in 2016. When the museum reopens, it will be a completely new facility with new displays! Please be patient during the renovation and be sure to visit the new museum when it reopens.

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"I am a geology major, and most of my geology classes have used this terrific resource that we have right here on campus."

Welcome to the Karl E. Limper Geology Museum website. The Limper Geology Museum, located in Shideler Hall, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is home to approximately thirty displays of quality geological specimens intended to help students and visitors better understand and appreciate basic geological concepts. The Limper Museum contains hundreds of specimens of the world-famous fossils of Southwestern Ohio as well as minerals, rocks, fossils, and meteorites from all over the world.


Our mission statement provides insight into our dedication to helping others learn about the science of geology and promoting stewardship of the natural geologic environment.

If you are a Miami University student, the main purpose of this website is to give you an idea of what you can find at the Museum and how you can use it as a resource to clarify and enhance your studies.

If you are a Miami University visitor, the main purpose of this website is to inform you about the geology of planet Earth and the exciting geological changes that have taken place over the centuries in the local Oxford area. You can see examples of minerals, fossils, rock formations, and other artifacts that are the outcome these geological changes at the museum and at local sites.

Geology in the News

Follow the links below to read about recent events in the world of geology.


Find the Limper Museum page on Facebook and learn about recent events at the museum!

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Last Updated: September 16, 2010
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