Saturday, April 20, 2019


The Earth Gallery is the next space within the Canadian Museum of Nature as one works their way downstairs. It examines rocks, minerals, and the geological processes of making the world and that continue today. Items are displayed alongside panels and videos, as well as interactive elements.

There are numerous display cases throughout containing things like rocks, minerals, and refined products. I'll have more from here in coming days, though tomorrow I'm taking a break from the series for an Easter themed post from two different locations.


  1. A strong "petrified" post! :))
    Very interesting displays!
    Rocky?!! ... the bastard ... he flew again!!!
    Rocky, that's my parrot's name! LOL

  2. I love rocks ... but purely as pretty things not their geology.

  3. ...if I were to start over in a new career, I would choose geology.

  4. I remember putting together an exhibit of minerals with my daughter for a science project when she was in Grade 9 or 10. Fascinating stuff. We had a friend who was involved in the mining industry and he brought back some interesting specimens from Northern Ontario for her.

  5. Wonderful collection of stones and meteorites.

  6. Hello, my son used to collect similar rocks. Some are really pretty. Happy Weekend, Happy Easter!

  7. There are some pretty rocks in this collection.

  8. On a good day, I may MAY be able to tell the difference between igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, but that's about it. I did take an introductory geology course once upon a time, but with no lab work, I can't say that I learned very much about rock and mineral ID.

  9. I would love this area! When I was a kid the rock collection at the ROM was my favorite area.

  10. Great display of rocks/minerals. I note the French translation is still "Le Big Bang." Interesting.

  11. @Ella: thank you.

    @Iris: very much so.

    @Joan: a bit of both here.

    @Tom: a good choice.

    @David: that would be fascinating.

    @Jan: very much so.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Sharon: I agree.

    @Anvilcloud: me too.

  12. Most of us ignore this part of science as it is so huge that we find too much to put together. I did teach a unit on rocks and minerals and the kids were fascinated by it.

  13. We have a very fine Geological Museum in Cambridge where I used to like to wander as a child - must go back sometime!

  14. I love rocks, minerals and crystals. These are beautiful.

  15. That looks like a breath taking display and something I would love to see. Yes, I Tweeted.

  16. My best friend has a huge collection of minerals and semi precious stones it looks beautiful !

  17. @RedPat: it's a great spot to visit.

    @Barbara: yes, who'd have thought?

    @Red: it is a complicated part of science.

    @Marie: so do I.

    @John: a good idea.

    @Jeanie: they are.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Gattina: my aunt has spent time in this gallery- like a couple of hours. She's fascinated by rocks.

  18. I love rocks and still collect them on my coastal walks.

  19. cool stones, man (i think that is from a movie, but heck if i recall which one??!) ... humor ... had to say it ... enjoy this weekend. take care. ( ;

  20. Their collection is impressive.

  21. My oldest daughter loved unusual rocks..and pockets were always full of them!

  22. I like rocks and things---they can be very satisfying. Nicve display

  23. Amazing! The third photo is the one that looks most interesting to me.
    Happy Easter!

  24. Rocks and minerals can be so beautiful. They're hard to display in a way that gives them life.

  25. Gosh this earth of ours is made up of many beautiful stones, beautifully shown here William ✨

  26. Great study in earthly gems ~

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

  27. One of our sons used to collect similar rocks, this is such a good collection, great post.

    All the best Jan

  28. I really hope my daughter has been ehre. She has a M.Sc. in hydrogeology!

  29. @Bill: they can be fascinating.

    @Beth: no idea.

    @Marleen: indeed.

    @Maywyn: thank you.

    @Janey: I can see that.

    @Happyone: thank you.

    @MB: thanks!

    @Lea: thank you.

  30. @Kay: that is true.

    @Grace: it's well presented.

    @Italiafinlandia: definitely.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Jan: thanks.

    @Klara: it is.

    @Jennifer: no doubt she has.