Salim Eddé has built up a collection of minerals since 1997 originating from a number of renowned collections, both old and more recent, as well as from the major mining discoveries of our era. It is now considered to be one of the world’s paramount private collections for the variety and quality of its minerals. Mim gets its name from the twenty-fourth letter of the Arabic alphabet, precisely because it is the first letter of the Arabic words for museum, minerals and mines.
The museum exhibits more than 1400 minerals, representing around 300 different species from over 61 countries. Specific lighting was designed in some of the cases to highlight the color variations of species, specifically the TREASURE. One can see here previous metals such as silver and gold as well as rubies, topazes and emeralds, etc. specially selected for their transparency, color and well expressed geometric shapes. 21 elegant display columns allow the visitor to admire, their contents from every angle, exactly as in a jewelry exhibition.