Gargoti- The Mineral Museum
It is situated in Malegaon industrial area of Sinnar which is at the distance of 28 km from Nashik city.
Sinnar is a small bustling town, renowned for the award winning mineral museum called Gargoti Museum. It is one of the best museums in the world with large collection of zeolites which are micro porous crystalline solids with well defined rich structures similar to that of diamonds or other precious stones. 'Pride of India', 'Sarswati Puraskar', ‘'Sinnar Gaurav' are some among the awards that have been given to appreciate this mesmerizing museum . Gargoti museum is the only museum in India that displays the mineral treasures of the earth like rocks, minerals and crystals varying in nature, shape, color and application. The exhibits in the museums includes specimen of diamonds, cut stones, light green cubical apophyllite, crystals of yellow calcite, blue-green aquamarine, cavansite and rare foreign minerals. These are displayed in two galleries namely 'Minerals from the Deccan Plateau' located on the first floor and 'The Prestige Gallery' on the ground floor. A souvenir shop is also attached to the museums where necklaces, mineral specimen, lapidary items, post card pictures and posters can be purchased.