Gems & Minerals Lesson Plans | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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Gem & Mineral Hall

More than 2,000 gem and mineral specimens are on view in the Gem and Mineral Hall. The hall features one of the largest gold exhibits in the world that includes over 300 pounds of natural gold, along with gold mining artifacts and other memorabilia. The walk-though Hixon Gem Vault houses such spectacular treasures as exquisite star rubies, emeralds, and sapphires.