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Treasures of the Earth

With this heat (39°C expected tomorrow… argh…), I thought I would share, this week, two places where you can keep cool. Today, it will be the Galerie de minéralogie of the MNHN. 328 more words

Exhibition / Museum

Baltic Amber

Commander Ulrich knew that he was taking a monumental risk in talking with Ensel Pregolya, a man with native roots on the Sambian peninsula. This was a local peasant who had distinguished himself as a shrewd, successful trader. 2,837 more words

Social Status

Minerals in your house

Mineralogy4Kids (link) has a great website that provides students with a wealth of information on minerals. I like to use the Minerals in Your House… 51 more words

Earth Science

The Influx of Botany, Minerals...

‘A trip to Tuscany and Emilia. I thought of my essay on poetry and popular culture; thought, above all, of the connection between the countryside and culture, of the natural (botanical and mineral) roots of art. 148 more words

National Geographic - precious rocks gems and minerals

I have a question for those of you that are collecting the current National Geographic ‘Precious Rocks, Gems and Minerals’ magazine.

We get given the sample trays and labels for the specimens – great. 76 more words

Color changes in roofing slates exposed to high temperatures

According to EN 12326-1, roofing slate is a material which do not need additional tests regarding to fire performance, since it is obvious that it doesn’t burn. 268 more words


The O’Donoghue donation on mineralogy and gems

As part of my internship at Cambridge University Library, I have been assigned the task of cataloguing the Michael O’Donoghue donation on mineralogy and gems. Michael O’Donoghue was Curator of Earth Sciences in the British Library and has himself written numerous books on gemstones and crystals; he donated his collection of 2,223 documents to Cambridge University Library between 2006 and 2008. 975 more words