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Salt: The mineral we take for granted and why it is so important to the Houston area
April 18, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

 By Randy J. Bruner, HMNS Sugar Land Docent   Halite (NaCl) is the mineral commonly referred to as salt. This simple mineral has had a varied and important impact on the history of mankind. It has been used as currency and has formed the basis for development of entire communities and industries. We need this […]

Corundum: The Strangely Prolific Mineral
January 25, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Did you know that corundum is exactly half of everything you could ever want in a gemstone? The “big four” gemstones in the jewelry industry are diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald. Both ruby and sapphire are varieties of corundum, so although you may have never heard of it, the mineral we are discussing today […]

Hawaii—a geology nerd’s wonderland
July 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

The band of Patels from two years ago in the Canadian Rockies is back, and this time, 16 of us visited Hawaii for some rest, relaxation and rocks! While the pristine beaches and amazing cultural significance of Hawaii attract many tourists to the islands, my family was just as interested in checking off two more […]

5 Of The Biggest Objects On Display At HMNS
May 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

HMNS is a huge place full of things both big and small. When I used to guide public tours through our exhibit halls, I used to always stress that size does not determine an object’s importance. Sometimes the tiniest artifacts, the most minuscule fossil specimens can change everything we know about their respective fields. But […]



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