Friday, March 20, 2020

Minerals

Display cases in the Earth Gallery include samples of rocks, minerals, crystals, and gems.


Panels go into detail about various aspects, including mining.


Diamonds: a girl's best friend?


Whatever they are, they are richly varied.


28 comments:

  1. Great photos, lovely displays
    Brings my memory back to the Rock and Gem Magazine, and the beautiful photos there.

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  2. Albert Einstein: "Diamonds don´t shine, they reflect" :-)

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  3. Great,, I love that green one in the midst.

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  4. @Maywyn: thank you!

    @David: I do too.

    @Iris: a good quote.

    @Susie: definitely.

    @Aritha: so do I.

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  5. I'm more of an emerald gal William 😉 it's amazing the difference a bit of polishing makes 💎

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  6. I always had an interest in geology. Love those displays.

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  7. Always fascinating to see what earth is hiding.

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  8. I love seeing these in displays, and when I leave I quickly forget them. If I were mining for rubys and emeralds (which do exist in the mountains of Western North Carolina) I wouldn't know what to look for!

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  9. I remember the first book I received from my brother in San Diego was "Rocks and Minerals". Though I grew up to be a Geography geek, Geology will always have a place in my heart, especially seeing rocks in their rawest forms just as what you shared us! Love it!

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  10. Thank you for another interesting post, this one about minerals and gems.

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  11. I see some interesting gemstones here.

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  12. My grandparents were rock hunters...I went on a few trips with them...it was a neat experience!

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  13. They are richly varied indeed and so beautiful! I enjoyed this exhibit very much :-)

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  14. Lovely series of mineral photos ~

    Keep Calm and Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Nice series of mineral displays.

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  16. ...I had to do it all over again, I would like to be a geologist.

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  17. Lots of interesting things about gems. we learn so much about our earth.

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  18. This is great. I have always enjoyed going to the Natural History Museum and seeing all kinds of rocks and crystals. Thanks so much!

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  19. I liked the geodes with other several crystals included.

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  20. @Grace: indeed.

    @Marie: me too.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Barbara: I would too.

    @Stevenson: thank you.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: there is a lot.

    @Tanya: I can imagine.

    @Tamago: more to come.

    @RedPat: you should.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Bill: definitely.

    @Tom: many would.

    @Red: we do indeed.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Happyone: indeed.

    @Joanne: me too.

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  21. I don't know much about rocks but I love looking at them. I think I'd like this gallery very much.

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  22. Displays like this are wonderful and fascinating.

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  23. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend but this concert is all rock.

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  24. Now your talking ! I love this. Every child and adults looked for rocks and minerals when I was growing up. They had Rock Tumblers grinding away with water and sand in the garages and every rock came out beautiful.
    How are you ? Stay well.
    parsnip

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