Special research equipment is required for the investigation of minerals and rocks. The Bavarian State Collection for Mineralogy has built up expertise in Raman spectroscopy for this purpose and is involved in national and international cooperations. The investigations help the collection and the inventory of collection objects. They are also relevant for further scientific reseach projects. We also use digital microscopes for both documentation and quantitative measurements. For the implementation of museum aspects and also for the documentation of selected collection objects, 3D models are created in the Bavarian State Collection for Mineralogy, which are also made available to the public.
In addition to the research equipment available at the Bavarian State Collection for Mineralogy, there is cooperation with other research equipment at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich and the other departments of the Bavarian Natural Science Collections (SNSB).