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 […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
May 15, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  Lecture – Rocks & Minerals of the Ancient World Fossils, minerals and rocks have been around since before human civilization, yet the sciences to study them have only been established for a couple of hundred years. Learn how the balance between natural resource abundancy and human ingenuity gave rise to the greatest monuments in […]

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