Saturday, April 16, 2016

Earth Gallery

One of the permanent galleries here is the Earth Gallery, which focuses on rocks, minerals, crystals, and the essentials of planetary processes. This includes display panels, samples of rock types, and cases filled with mineral and gems. I have more from this gallery tomorrow.

31 comments:

  1. I could spend hours looking around a rock and mineral show.

    Janis
    GDP

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  2. It seems that we are in a jewelry store.

    Tomás.

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  3. A walk through that gallery would be like an overview of Geology 501.

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  4. i love the name "Earth Galley", such a fan as a kid, all the pretty gems. very shiny. ( :

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  5. Ah, now you've hit upon a subject close to my heart. :-)

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  6. @Cloudia: it is a fascinating space.

    @Janis: one of my aunts visited here... she loves rocks!

    @Tomas: some of the displays very much feel that way.

    @Lowell: indeed!

    @Beth: it is appropriate.

    @Revrunner: I assumed it would be popular.

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  7. This area would keep me occupied for hours.

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  8. I am always amazed by the variety in colours of these stones.

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  9. Its like looking at precious stones! Have a great weekend!

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  10. I have a very very small collection, and I treasure each of my stones.
    I like the name Earth Gallery too.

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  11. @Red: it's certainly held my attention for substantial time when I've visited.

    @Linda: definitely.

    @Marleen: I have a great fondness for amethyst, which happens to be my birthstone- probably why.

    @Nancy: there certainly are precious stones.

    @Gunn: I just have a few pieces of amethyst around, nothing near this collection!

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  12. OO OO I like geology. I like rocks. very interesting.
    MB

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  13. This is something I would love to see!

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  14. I think I'd like the rock displays!

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  15. There are some colorful rocks in this world.

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  16. I would be in my glory there!

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  17. @MB: thanks!

    @Norma: it's a pleasure to show it.

    @Ciel: I know many do.

    @Sharon: indeed.

    @MDP: it certainly is.

    @RedPat: I assumed this spot would be popular, and so it is.

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  18. The rock collection looks great I wouldn't mind seeing that....

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  19. Such a gallery would fascinate me. My special interest is rock texture, colour and shape. I would probably wander there for hours. The displays look great.

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  20. Beautiful rock samples. I think I recognized some, but can't really say without seeing them.

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  21. Looks like a great place to refresh my memory with various kinds of gems and rocks.

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  22. Wonderful to see so many minerals. Actually they deserve a better look than this, but that is not your fault. :-)

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  23. @Gemma: thanks!

    @Mari: there are many types.

    @SRQ: I enjoy visits here.

    @Jan: the gallery does pose some challenges to the photographer.

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  24. Ooh, I love rocks! What I'd give to see this collection!

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  25. These pieces are amazing and even better when I enlarged the photos.
    Geology is a subject that I don't know knew nearly enough about.

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  26. I collected rocks and minerals as a child. Looks like a neat exhibit!

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  27. I love the various colours. Lanark rocks are such a dull gray.

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  28. Earth Gallery is so fitting. Colors are awesome!

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