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quartz

Is that a new specimen in our Hall of Gems & Minerals? Of Quartz it is.
May 11, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  Gaze deeply into the depths of the newest object in our Hall of Gems & Minerals and your mind’s eye will feel like it’s traveling along the path of comets as they journey through space. But what you are really looking at are actually naturally occurring rutile inclusions in quartz. What are rutile inclusions? […]

Under a Gold Blanket: Discovery Guide Tours Famed Mine in Minas Gerais
April 30, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

by “Cretaceous” Chris Wells Brazil is a beautiful country, but not in the same way as the Florida Keys, Hawaii, or Aspen. Everywhere in Brazil you have a wonderful dichotomy between the grotesque and the graceful. The entire country is like an impressionist painting — up close you see sloppiness and imperfection, but if you […]

Dumb as a rock? A lumpy bit of earth reveals a geological timeline in Seymour
February 15, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: Today’s blog comes to us from paleontologist and field volunteer Neal Immega. You all know by now that the museum has a dig in Seymour where we are finding fabulous Permian fossils, including the toothy Dimetrodon and the weird boomerang-headed salamander Diplocaulus. We don’t dig in just one place; lots of people go […]

Rock Steady!
June 15, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

In addition to the wonderful movies and exhibitions we put on at HMNS, we also offer unique learning experiences. Our paleo hall is a great place to pick up new skills, such as sifting through seashells millions of years old or learning how to cut gemstones. Most days throughout the summer, a volunteer is stationed […]



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