The 6,000-square-foot Gem and Mineral Hall was opened in May of 1978 and is one of the finest permanent museum exhibitions of any kind in the Los Angeles area.
The Mineral Sciences Department curates a world-class collection that includes minerals, rocks, gems, ores, and meteorites and conducts research focusing on furthering scientific understanding of these materials. The department actively maintains the Museum's world renowned Hall of Gems and Minerals and provides general and scientific programming through the Museum's Gem and Mineral Council.
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