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Geology Section

Geology Section comprises the following systematic collections:

Mineralogy: the collection Minerals of Bosnia and Herzegovina contains approximately 2,500 samples, while the general mineral collection has about 2,200 samples. The meteorites collection contains 66 specimens. 

Petrography: the collection Rocks and Ores of Bosnia and Herzegovina contains approximately 1,300 specimens, and the general collection contains about 700.

Palaeontology: The collection Fossils of Bosnia and Herzegovina contains approximately 18,000 specimens, and the general collection of fossils contains 14,000 specimens (Mollusca, Echinodermata, Brachiopoda, plants, vertebrates, etc.).

Staff: 
Božena Čvorović, MSc
Palaeontologist
Senior curator
Dr Amra Hamzabegović
Geologist petrographer
Senior research associate
Department for Natural Sciences, Geology, Geological past, fossil, Pleistocene, skeleton remains, Leopard

Leopard - Panthera pardus spelaea Bächler

Ice age leopard was widespread in Europe in earlier Pleistocene epoch. It belongs to feline family (Felidae) and is supposed to have become extinct 24000 years ago.

Odjeljenje za prirodne nauke, geologija, geološka prošlost, fosili, mamut

Mammoth – Mammuthus primigenius Blumenbach

This mammoth tooth was found in the alluvium of the river Sava near Gradiška. It belongs to the species Mammuthus primigenius, known as the woolly mammoth.

Odjeljenje za prirodne nauke, geologija, geološka prošlost, riba, gornja jura

Fossils

Named after the Latin word fossilis – to excavate, fossils are remains of organisms which lived in the geological past and were preserved in the Earth's crust.

Odjeljenje za prirodne nauke, geologija, geološka prošlost, fosili, glavonožac

Monopfyllites sphaerophyllus Hauer

This representative of the cephalopods from the subclass Amonoidea, found in lime near Han-Bulog, lived about 245 million years ago (Middle Triassic, Anisian) in the deep sea which covered this area at the time.

natural sciences, geology, fossil, tree, coal

Glyptostrobus europaeus Brongniart

During the Neogene Period, the evergreen tree Glyptostrobus europaeus was widespread in what is today Bosnia and Herzegovina.