A Guide to Places with Pictures and Stories from Life

Earth’s Treasury at the Natural History Museum London

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It would be rather marvelous to think that this opalescent wonder is a moon rock.  Even more marvelous to realise that it came from our own Earth. 

More pics with an ocean in a small opal and still more at the Vault and more at Earth’s Treasury 2 .

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Small Blue Opal in Earth's Treasury at the Natural History Museum

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This a real monster at around three feet tall, but it lacked a little colour, so a tiny tweak and ~

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If that were a drink it would be so delicious.

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Opal in Earth's Treasury at the Natural History Museum

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Milky Opal in Earth's Treasury at the Natural History Museum

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Mineral Slice in Earth's Treasury at the Natural History Museum

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Small Colection of Gemstones in Earth's Treasury at the Natural History Museum

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Red Gemstone Rings in Earth's Treasury at the Natural History Museum

There are literally hundreds of these.
Colecton of Gemstone Rings in Earth's Treasury at the Natural History Museum

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Shell and Coral in Earth's Treasury at the Natural History Museum

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Carved Meershaum Pipe in Earth's Treasury at the Natural History MuseumI’m not sure what a carved meerschaum pipe is doing here but I think she would be welcome anywhere.

Such wonders all around,
We need but stop and search the ground,
We need but pause and view the sky,
And cherish time before end is nigh.

 

11 responses

  1. These are superb!

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    February 21, 2016 at 14:23

  2. Incredible! The opals are my favorites. They seem almost magical!

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    February 21, 2016 at 20:22

    • Yes. Although I think much is in the eye of the beholder. Make a wish 🙂

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      February 22, 2016 at 00:27

  3. I had no idea the Natural History Museum had these. I think I was too busy checking out the jewelry at the V&A across the street 😉

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    February 21, 2016 at 22:29

    • Not so big as the the V&A but they wouldn’t let me photograph the gems there. Keep an eye out for the next post which includes the Cursed Amethyst (dun dun dun). 🙂

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      February 22, 2016 at 00:30

  4. I can see whole worlds in those gems.

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    February 22, 2016 at 17:27

    • Glad you liked. They are fascinating once one looks closely. 🙂

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      February 22, 2016 at 22:36

  5. You made my day … I prefer the natural crystals – mesmerizing!

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    February 22, 2016 at 20:35

  6. Stunning!

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    March 18, 2016 at 02:16

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