Thursday, September 15, 2011

Quartz and Other Minerals at the Tellus Science Museum
Before visiting Tellus Science Museum earlier this year, I'd forgotten that not all quartz is clear. Was I ever reminded! In their minerals exhibit, I saw quartz in varying shades of green, yellow, pink, and bright orange, several examples of which are in this display (photo).

Having a fascination with spheres that goes back to my earliest art classes, I was enthralled with the way Tellus displays quite a few of their sphere format. Some of their specimens are the size of bowling balls and a couple are as big as the crystal ball in the Wizard of Oz.

Tellus is a fascinating place to visit. They take learning to a whole new level...a level that includes a lot of fun.

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