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The Fox And The Diamond, A Gem of A Story
May 4, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  This large diamond, responsible for catching the eyes of many patrons  in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals was discovered in the late 1970s in Russia and acquired by the museum in 1985. Diamonds were first discovered in Russia during the placer gold mining operations in the Ural Mountains during the late eighteenth century. […]

Minerals That Kill!
April 6, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

By Alexander Ruff, HMNS Concierge and Discovery Guide What are minerals? Supplements that you take every morning? In some cases sure. When we think of minerals it usually coincides with vitamins, but for geologists and your everyday rock hounds, minerals have a whole different meaning. As the chain of geology goes, atoms make up molecules, […]

Missed Connections: Malachite And The Ancient Egyptians
February 28, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

We’ve all heard of the notorious classified ads. Whether you think the stories emanating from those newspaper columns are romantic or creepy, it can’t be denied that they are interesting to hear about. Here at HMNS we have missed connections everywhere. But I don’t mean human connections, or a least living human connections…   The connections that […]

Summer Trunk Shows: A Touch of Sparkle from Lankford and Tummino
July 20, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

One of our favorite things about summer has arrived — Summer Trunk Shows! This year we’re keeping it simple and local, featuring Rebecca Lankford July 22 and Mirta Tummino on Aug. 5, both from 12 to 4 p.m. Locally-renowned Houston artist Rebecca Lankford uses hand-cast metals, fine leathers, and a casual take on precious and semi-precious gems […]



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