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General Admission All Permanent Exhibit Halls.
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Hall of Gems and Minerals HMNS

Discover the world's finest mineral collection


From a huge blue topaz crystal weighing more than 2,000 carats to a crystallized gold cluster that is one of the most highly coveted objects in the mineral kingdom, the spectacular specimens on display here are true masterpieces - the Rembrandts and Picassos of the natural world.

Discover more than 450 beautifully crystallized mineral specimens, including some of the world's most rare and beautiful examples. Examine these dazzling treasures in detail from all angles through walk-around display cases illuminated by fiber-optic lighting to provide optimum viewing.

The nearby Smith Gem Vault showcases stunning, custom-made jewelry set with some of the world's largest, finest and most rare cut gemstones.
Masterpieces of the Mineral WorldBy Joel A. Bartsch, HMNS President, and Wendell E. Wilson, editor of The Mineralogical Record.

The HMNS collection of natural mineral crystals is the finest in the world. Now, these treasures are featured in resplendent photographs that amaze both the connoisseur of beauty and the student of natural history. 
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