His scientific work prompted Jean Baptiste Serpierito create Roux-Serpieri-Fressy net C.E. To honour the work of Andreas Kordellas, the Society of Lavreotiki Studies decided to establish the Mineralogical Museum in1984. Housedin the gatehouse of the metal-washing plant belonging to theGreekMiningCompany, it is a typical example of 19th-century industrial architecture.
The museum showcases the incredible mineral wealth of Lavreotiki, one of the most significant mining areas worldwide: approximately 600 mineral specimens of different rarity in countless colour and crystal variations constitute exceptional sculptural creations made by a single artist, nature.
Among the more common minerals, such as galena, sphalerite and hematite, stand out rare minerals that were first discovered in the area, which is reflected upon their characteristic name: laurionite, serpierite and kamarizaite. The exhibits of the museum also feature minerals that are unique worldwide, such as nealite, georgiade site and thoriko site, and many more.
The museum's collection is not restricted to minerals pecimens, though. It includes a fourth-century BCE silver coin, tools employed by the mining workers and various other objects used for the extraction and processing of ores, as well as leading ots (metal cast in the shape of a brick or bar, suitable for convenient transport or further processing): one ancient and the rest are made by the metallurgical companies that operated in the area.