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Gems & Minerals


Gem and Mineral Hall

Over 2,000 minerals, rocks, meteorites, and gems from across the globe.

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Mineral Sciences

The Mineral Sciences collections include minerals, rocks, meteorites, gems, and related synthetic materials. The mineral collection is world-wide in scope and boasts particular strengths in minerals from California, native gold, and gem crystals. The collections are being actively augmented principally through donations.

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Hidden Gems

Throughout the halls of the Natural History Museum there are hidden marvels that are actually right before your eyes.

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