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Frank de Wit

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USA, Colorado, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 04:26:07 PM »
DMNS / DMNH
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
https://www.dmns.org/

Gems & Minerals
Got your hard hat? In Coors Mineral Hall, follow the mine shaft into a Mexican silver mine, where a cavern glistens with milky white gypsum crystals and stalactites. Then enter Colorado's own Sweet Home Mine to discover a six-foot wall of blood-red rhodochrosite crystals.
Colorado was founded on mining, and in the historical mining section you'll see more local finds, like Tom's Baby, an eight-pound nugget of crystallized gold unearthed in Breckenridge in 1887.
You'll also uncover Brazilian topaz, California watermelon tourmaline, Australian opals, intense blue azurite, green malachite, four-inch zeolite needle sprays from India, and hundreds of other dazzling specimens from around the world. Hands-on activities and videos help young explorers learn about mineral characteristics and how minerals form
http://www.dmnh.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/gems-and-minerals/

Colorado Blvd 2001, Denver, Colorado 80205, USA

Also see:
https://www.mindat.org/museum-179.html