AAA Editor Notes
Kemp Mineral Resources Museum is on the first floor of Crawford Hall at Lake Superior State University. Named after Prof. Ernest Kemp, a geologist and founder of the earth sciences program at LSSU, the museum contains examples of minerals and ore indigenous to Sault Ste. Marie, upper Michigan and northern Ontario and features a history of the area from its formation to the present.
Exhibits in the museum's three sections—geology, resources and society—demonstrate how mineral and energy resources are non-renewable and should be maintained and protected. Visitors are introduced to the immensity of geologic time, familiar products and their mineral origins and the positive social impacts of the extraction and use of selected regional resources.
Time: Allow 45 minutes minimum.