Tour the recently redesigned Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, the American Museum of Natural History‘s dedicated space for over 5,000 magnificent specimens from 98 countries.
In the AMNH video above, museum president Ellen Futter and curator George Harlow share some highlights from the museum’s collection, including Three Massive Minerals with Spectacular Stories:
“…two remarkable amethyst geodes which, at 12 and 9 feet tall, are among the world’s largest on public display… the Singing Stone, a massive block of vibrant blue azurite and green malachite that was first exhibited at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago… and a wall-sized panel of rock glowing fluorescently in brilliant orange and green.”
Watch these related rock, mineral, and geology videos:
• Crystal Habit, an up-close look at seven stunning minerals
• The Art of Gem Carving
• Michna’s Solid Gold
• How to extract iron from your breakfast cereal
• Il Capo (The Chief), a clip from Yuri Ancarani’s 2010 documentary
Plus: More videos from our friends at AMNH.
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