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The Hope Diamond can be seen at the Smithsonian Museum
| Name of the Museum: Columbia River Ancient Resources |
General Description: There are at times in history when the passion of a persons interests takes them to a level of knowledge and understanding so deep that it drives them to embark on a mission of enlightenment and education which goes well beyond their own needs and desires. One such person which has personally influenced my perspective of early man is Mr. Fred Van Ronk and his lifelong passion & pursuit.
| How to get there: KALAMA, WA|
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|FROM: 45-KL-5: OLD ALDERDALE TOWN SITE, AT EAST END OF ALDER CREEK ENTREE IN TO COLUMBIA RIVER. KLICKITAT, CO. WA. fvr 60's||FROM: 45-KL-5: OLD ALDERDALE TOWN SITE, AT EAST END OF ALDER CREEK ENTREE IN TO COLUMBIA RIVER. KLICKITAT, CO.fvr1965 WA.|
| Name of the Museum: Sam Noble Museum of Natural History |
General Description: The Sam Noble Museum contains a superb collection of ancient life. The dinosaurs and ancient marine fossil are tremendous. There are also superior displays of Oklahoma Peoples. I wish my wife's father could have visited the museum. Native Americans had camped on his farm thousands of years before he was there. Ben was all the time finding artifacts in his garden.I stood in amazement at a recreated village of the Fouche Moline peoples who called his home their home. There is much more to enjoy, so you will just have to see it yourself.
| How to get there: University of Oklahoma |
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|Picture: Clash of the Titans||Picture: Nigersauras|
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Ben E. Clements Mineral Museum
"Ben E. Clement left an outstanding, one-of-a-kind collection of minerals, period journals, photographs, mining tools and other items. The collection has been visited by various authorities on minerals and is believed to be one of the finest in existence."
I can vouch for this claim. The mineral collections especially the treasures from the mining era of the region are spectacular. Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky Region was the major source of Flourspar. The crystals of Flourspar have no domestic equal
| How to get there: The Museum is located in Marion Kentucky on 205 North Walker Street.|
The following link gives futher information:
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|Picture: A Huge Yellow Fluorite||Picture: One of the many show rooms|
| Name of the Museum: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County |
General Description: The is a crown jewel of Los Angeles' museums. The battle of the titans, T-Rex in combat greet you as you enter the museum. One of the finest collection of gems and minerals anywhere. The collection includes the largest collection of gold specimens in the world.Three floors of permanent exhibits enthrall the entire family with minds-on exploration.
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The Natural History Museum is located at 900 Exposition Blvd. The Museum is open Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:00pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 10:00am-5:00pm.
Visit the Museum's web site:
Gold on Quartz
|Picture: Stayton district, San Benito County, California||Picture: Colorado Quartz mine, Midpines, Mariposa County, California|
| Name of the Museum: The Smithsonian |
General Description: Not only the finest museum in our nation but the finest museum in the world. Not just one museum but fourteen museums and the national zoo. The Smithsonian is a national treasure that will draw you back over and over again. My personal favorite is the Natural History Museum. My children still speak of the Smithsonian right at the top of our vacations.
| How to get there: The Smithsonian is in our nation's capital- Washington, DC|
This link provides a world of information to the visitor:
Weight: 27.97 carats total weight
Origin: Montana, U.S.
Weight: approximately 56 carats
Origin: Siberia, Russia
| Name of the Museum:Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture |
General Description: Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm.
On the first Thursday of each month, the museum stays open until 8 pm—and admission is free.
|How to get there: View Link www.washington.edu./burkemuseum/|
Aturia specimen is a fossil nautiloid.
Photo by Ron Eng
Skull of Hoplophoneus sp. (UWBM 87094)
Oligocene, ~30 million years old.
| Name of the Museum: University of Arizona Mineral Museum |
General Description: The Mineral museum is founded by the University of Arizona and The Tucson Gem & Mineral society.
Visit the folowing link.
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The University of Arizona Mineral Museum
1601 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Planchéite with Malachite
| Name of the Museum: Mineralogical Museum |
General Description: Upon the campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology lies one of the great treasure troves of the southwest. Gold, silver, and precious gems, the objects of the Conquistador's travels and travails, glitter on glass shelves next to other spectacular mineral forms. Three thousand mineral specimens in 1938 have grown to over 15,000. Coronado's Treasure Chest is still renowned as can be seen at invited exhibitions at the Denver and Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows and featured articles in mineralogical magazines from around the world.
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New Mexico Tech Campus
Socorro, New Mexico
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| Name of the Museum: Rice Northwest Museum ||How to get there:|
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
While I was on vacation in Tuscon, AZ, I had the good fortune of visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Besides having an unbelievable collection of the flora and fauna of the region, they also have one of the finest Earth Sciences Centers that houses spectacular specimens of the rocks and minerals of the region. There are geologists there who will answer any question you have about their collection and/or the geology of the region. Above you see the entrance to the Earth Sciences Center which leads you through a cavern-like tunnel underground where the actual museum is located. The link below will give you a interactive 360° view of one of the exhibition halls of the Earth Sciences Center. You may have to scroll down the page a little to see the controls for the iPIX viewer.
To the left are links to the museum's site, it's many attractions and resources and information about how to get there. If you are ever in the Tuscon area, I strongly recommend that you spend at least a day at the Desert Museum. It is a wondrous experience--one that you do not want to miss.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 360° Exhibits - Geology
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