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The Carnegie Gem and Mineral Show is returning to Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Pittsburgh campus, including the spectacular Music Hall Foyer (pictured left).
Explore Gems and Minerals on the blog
- Geodes are stones with a secret–at first glance, they seem like nothing more than the grey rocks you might see on walk around your neighborhood. …Read More »
- By Debra Wilson How can you decorate a mineral for Christmas? If it’s the right mineral, all you need to do is shine a SWUV …Read More »
- How about some BBQ chips with your burger? Just kidding! BBQ chips is the nickname for this wulfenite with mimetite specimen on display in the …Read More »
- By Debra Wilson The Section of Minerals collection contains many specimens with interesting stories of historical significance. One such story is about an unusual faceted …Read More »
- You might not recognize these at first glance, but these new specimens in Hillman Hall are a common metal: silver. Wire silver from China to …Read More »
- Scanning electron microscope analysis has revealed that one of the specimens in our Phosphates case isn’t exactly what we thought it was at first. Mimetite …Read More »
- This necklace made of sardonyx, a type of cryptocrystalline quartz, is on display in Wertz Gallery of Gems and Jewelry. Quartz has unlimited variations in …Read More »
- Section of Minerals Collection Manager, Deb Wilson, attends the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show every year. This year Deb Wilson acquired a beautiful piece of …Read More »
- Check out the intricate and beautiful patterns in this moss agate found in India. It may look like it would make a great case for …Read More »