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USA, Dallas, Perot Museum of Nature & Science
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 05:24:11 PM »
Perot Museum of Nature & Science
http://www.perotmuseum.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perot-Museum-of-Nature-Science/144212985589129
(formerly http://natureandscience.org/)

Geology-mineralogy
Ten years after a spectacular “alien eye” mineral was unearthed by a miner in Namibia, the enormous and intensely beautiful specimen – dubbed The Eyes of Africa – will make its debut in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall. An unprecedented discovery that has garnered a cult-like following in the mineral-collecting community, the 2-foot-tall mineral is not only rare and mesmerizing, but the story – and 10-year journey – behind its discovery is unusual and intriguing.
Head miner and Namibian local Herold Gariseb, along with his men, were the first to come across the spectacular specimen found in the Alien Eye pocket. Gariseb immediately knew The Eyes of Africa was the “prize of the pocket” and determined it was too special for immediate release, despite high demand for these minerals. Not only was it the largest of all known specimens, but it had the highest quantity of Alien Eye flourites from that pocket. Instead of going straight to market, he stowed it away in the trunk of his white Mercedes, and it went with him everywhere. As word got around, the white Mercedes became the White Whale for collectors, including Mark Kielbaso and Jurgen Tron who ventured for days looking for the infamous mineral-toting Mercedes. After finding Gariseb, they immediately made a deal to acquire The Eyes of Africa and ended up purchasing 400 diapers to protect and ship the precious piece! Lyda Hill later acquired the mineral and, by offering it to the Perot Museum, will allow millions of children and adults to experience its wonder and beauty.
http://www.perotmuseum.org/explore-the-museum/exhibit-halls/gems-and-minerals-hall.html
http://www.perotmuseum.org/explore-the-museum/collections/collections-gallery.html

2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, Texas 75202, USA
(formerly 1318 South 2nd Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210, USA)

Also see:
http://www.mindat.org/mesg-108-276069.html
http://www.mineralienatlas.de/forum/index.php/topic,31301.0.html
https://www.mindat.org/museum-181.html