minerals

minerals

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 […]

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 […]



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