To a large extent, there-establishment of mining and metallurgical operations in the area of Lavrion in the modern era is attributed to the insight of mineralogist, Andreas Kordellas. 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.
Housed in 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.