The Secret Power of Zeolite
Our Curator of Mineral Sciences, Aaron Celestian, talks about why this mineral blows his mind!
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Gypsum Crystals: Mineral Ships for Alien Life?
Can gypsum crystals hold alien life from Mars? Explore every facet of these incredible crystals with our Mineral Sciences Curator Aaron Celestian.
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Fascinating Facets: The Pink Starburst Diamond
The dazzling science behind this precious gem
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The Science of Rare Jewels
Explore every facet of gems and jewelry at Brilliance: The Art and Science of Rare Jewels
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The Splendor of Sapphires
Earth’s history through the lens of a precious gem
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Gems of the Americas
Take a trip through deep time — via the 1980s — and explore gems with a vintage NHM documentary
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Discovering Gold: Exploring the California Gold Rush
Uncover the history of California's Gold Rush through NHM's Gem and Mineral Hall
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Aaron Celestian Talks Life on Mars
"On Earth we look for things that are moving or growing to identify life. On Mars, it's not that easy." 
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There's Climate History at the Bottom of the Ocean
Looking at ocean sediments reveals how Earth has changed over time.
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Gems of the Americas
Travel back in time with one of NHM's most beloved gems, this video from our vaults. 
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