One of the biggest such collections in Russia containing 125 items, including formations from Moon and Mars. Meteorites Okhansk, Chuvash Kisy, and Kayinsaz represent Kazan University as an owner of principal masses of meteorite matter.
More than 13 thousand of rocks and minerals and over 1 thousand of excellent crystals. There are some historical items, such as Musin-Pushkin’s jades and Shtukenberg’s Urals collection, and some unique specimens, such as a topaz of perfect natural cutting or a giant spinel.
The basis for exhibition was formed by personal monograph collections of N. Golovkinsky, A. Shtukenberg, A. Nechayev, M. Noinsky, P. Krotov, and others. Among them are an ichthyosaurus skeleton (Jurassic period, Germany) and Helicoprion teeth (Permian period, Russia).
At the center of the Quaternary Hall you can see a full mammoth skeleton (found in 1989 in Permian Governorate). Some other Ice Age skeletons are also here: rhinos, bisons, musk buffaloes, hyenas, cave bears, and saber-tooth tigers.
A collection of fossil fuels of Russia and Tatarstan. The collection was started by A. Shtukenberg when he deposited petroleum specimens of Baku here. The petroleum and gas liquid samples here are from major oil provinces of Russia: North Caucasus, Timano-Pechora, Volga-Urals, West Siberian, Leno-Tungus, and others. There are also samples of ozokerite, kir, bitumen, and coal.