Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Minerals

The Earth Gallery explores minerals, and how some of them are crafted into gemstones. Display panels and cases are found throughout here, with colourful examples to be found.

41 comments:

  1. Amazing array of colours beneath our feet.

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  2. The minerals are beautiful ...
    We call them "Mine Flowers" (underground mine)

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  3. Does Canada have any gemstones that it is particularly known for?

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  4. It is a pity that the subtle beauty does not really appear in the photos.

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  5. Beautiful. I just remembered how my 2 year old grand nephew can name all sorts of minerals in his personal collection ... his mum is a geologist.

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  6. ...some of nature's gorgeous creations.

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  7. The earth is an amazing producer!

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  8. I would love to peruse this collection. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

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  9. @Iris: definitely.

    @Fun60: indeed.

    @Ella: a good name for them.

    @Rosemary: things like gold, silver, platinum, but I recall a platinum operation up in northern Ontario that my family took in years ago.

    @Jan: you do end up having to take closeups for some of the best colour. A display case general view with the camera can't capture the fullness of the colours.

    @Joan: that fits.

    @Tom: indeed.

    @Marie: definitely.

    @Anvilcloud: they do.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

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  10. They can be so pleasantly colourful!

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  11. I wish I'd been able to take my classes through this exhibition of minerals when I taught rocks and minerals in science.

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  12. Such pretty colors. Great collection.

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  13. We can find some pretty spectacular things buried in the earth.

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  14. This is a passion of mine! Earth treasures!

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  15. @Italiafinlandia: these ones certainly are.

    @RedPat: yes you would.

    @Red: it would be good hands-on for them.

    @Happyone: thank you.

    @Sharon: definitely.

    @Laurie: and these are quite some treasures.

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  16. This is the place I would be looking for hours. Every since I was a little girl in Tucson Rocks or Minerals were the thing to find.
    About half of the people I knew growing up had a Rock Tumbler in their garage purring away.
    Wonderful photos.

    cheers, parsnip

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  17. Great capture of the rock and minerals and the 'light'.

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. That is quite a collection! A subject I don't know very much about, but I like to see these minerals and others at the ROM.

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  19. Some of them have amazing colours.

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  20. Those are some very colorful and beautiful gemstones and minerals too

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  21. Beyond beautiful specimans! Thanks for Posting. Tweeted.

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  22. The minerals and gemstones are pretty to see.

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  23. @Parsnip: you would enjoy this.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Catarina: it's been years since I've been there.

    @Marleen: quite true.

    @Beatrice: very much so.

    @Mari: you're welcome.

    @Bill: that they are.

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  24. Great show. I love to see minerals and rocks, but then I forget what I learned, and when I see a stone, I have no clue what it is.

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  25. Gems and minerals can be fascinating and so beautiful.

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  26. It is amazing what one can find with a little digging.

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  27. Looks like an extensive collection, and so well displayed!

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  28. Some of these are incredibly beautiful -- and so well displayed.

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  29. Subconscious of Mother earth šŸŒŽ

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  30. These are beautiful and it's such a large collection, very well displayed.

    All the best Jan

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  31. Oh wow what a collection and so beautifully displayed ✨

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  32. Amazing how such minerals can be turned into beautiful gems. I love to see the beauty but I don't accumulate these gems.

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  33. Have a friend who actually collects them like this. He goes with a group of men who have been interested and know where to go. These are beautiful !

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  34. Crafting minerals into the gemstones must be interesuje job.

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