Philip Cooper Hewitt Gem & Mineral Gallery

Glowing minerals, sparkling gems, and colorful crystals await you in the new Gem and Mineral Gallery at the MOST! Featuring classic favorites as well as curated selections from the MOST collection never before displayed, this immersive gallery introduces visitors to mineralogy and geology through explorations of mineral properties, fossil records, and more. Discover the secrets of Earth’s geologic past as well as visions of its future, on display now at the MOST!

Exhibit sections include (1) Physical Properties; (2) The History of the Earth; (3) Fossil Exploration; (4) Fluorescent Minerals; and (5) Color Analysis.

Keywords/Subject Areas/Standards – Big Ideas: Earth Sciences, Mineralogy, Geology/Geologic History, Paleontology, Chemistry

The Digital Gem & Mineral Display Case is supported in part with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Additional Support Provided By

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Marty Weiss