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.
I could spend hours looking around a rock and mineral show.ReplyDelete
It seems that we are in a jewelry store.ReplyDelete
A walk through that gallery would be like an overview of Geology 501.ReplyDelete
i love the name "Earth Galley", such a fan as a kid, all the pretty gems. very shiny. ( :ReplyDelete
Ah, now you've hit upon a subject close to my heart. :-)ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: it is a fascinating space.ReplyDelete
@Janis: one of my aunts visited here... she loves rocks!
@Tomas: some of the displays very much feel that way.
@Beth: it is appropriate.
@Revrunner: I assumed it would be popular.
This area would keep me occupied for hours.ReplyDelete
I am always amazed by the variety in colours of these stones.ReplyDelete
Its like looking at precious stones! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
I have a very very small collection, and I treasure each of my stones.ReplyDelete
I like the name Earth Gallery too.
@Red: it's certainly held my attention for substantial time when I've visited.ReplyDelete
@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!
OO OO I like geology. I like rocks. very interesting.ReplyDelete
This is something I would love to see!ReplyDelete
I think I'd like the rock displays!ReplyDelete
There are some colorful rocks in this world.ReplyDelete
Very interesting gallery.ReplyDelete
I would be in my glory there!ReplyDelete
@Norma: it's a pleasure to show it.
@Ciel: I know many do.
@MDP: it certainly is.
@RedPat: I assumed this spot would be popular, and so it is.
The rock collection looks great I wouldn't mind seeing that....ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Beautiful rock samples. I think I recognized some, but can't really say without seeing them.ReplyDelete
Looks like a great place to refresh my memory with various kinds of gems and rocks.ReplyDelete
Wonderful to see so many minerals. Actually they deserve a better look than this, but that is not your fault. :-)ReplyDelete
@Mari: there are many types.
@SRQ: I enjoy visits here.
@Jan: the gallery does pose some challenges to the photographer.
Ooh, I love rocks! What I'd give to see this collection!ReplyDelete
These pieces are amazing and even better when I enlarged the photos.ReplyDelete
Geology is a subject that I don't know knew nearly enough about.
I collected rocks and minerals as a child. Looks like a neat exhibit!ReplyDelete
I love the various colours. Lanark rocks are such a dull gray.ReplyDelete
Earth Gallery is so fitting. Colors are awesome!ReplyDelete
@Cheryl: it's quite a museum.ReplyDelete
@Pat: this is a good spot to learn about it.
@Linda: that it is.
@Jennifer: it is a colourful space.
@Carolann: that they are.