The Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space
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Opal (specimen no. 5.8535)
Mayneside, Queensland, Australia

 

The Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space (HoMES) draws on the vast collections of the Yale Peabody Museum, as well as on the latest scientific research, to unlock the mysteries of the rock record. HoMES will examine a broad range of topics, including the formation of the earth and our solar system, geologic forces such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, and atmosphere and climate. And, of course, the exhibition is a tremendous opportunity for the Museum to exhibit its extensive mineral collection, much of which currently is not on display.

If you would like to sponsor this project, contact Director of External Relations Eliza J. Cleveland at 203.432.3452 or peabody.development@yale.edu.

Photograph by W.K. Sacco.

The Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space is designed to foster an appreciation for the wonders of our planet and illustrate how our survival is inextricably linked to global interactions among the solid earth, its oceans, and its atmosphere.

If you would like to sponsor this project, contact Director of External Relations Eliza J. Cleveland at 203.432.3452 or peabody.development@yale.edu.

Photographs courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Artist’s rendition of the meteorite and geology displays in the HoMES exhibition.

If you would like to sponsor this project, contact Director of External Relations Eliza J. Cleveland at 203.432.3452 or peabody.development@yale.edu.

Art by Laura Friedman.

Artist’s rendering of the Atmospheres, Oceans and Climates section of HoMES.

If you would like to sponsor this project, contact Director of External Relations Eliza J. Cleveland at 203.432.3452 or peabody.development@yale.edu.

Art by Laura Friedman.

Garnet, variety almandine
(specimen no. 2.4283)
Roxbury, Connecticut

 

Garnet, the state mineral of Connecticut. These crystals originally formed more than 350 million years ago 15 to 20 miles below the earth’s surface.

If you would like to sponsor this project, contact Director of External Relations Eliza J. Cleveland at 203.432.3452 or peabody.development@yale.edu.

Photograph by W.K. Sacco.

Artist’s rendition of the meteorite and geology displays in the HoMES exhibition. As its finale, visitors to the exhibition will view the wonders of the World of Minerals. This last component allows us a wonderful opportunity to exhibit the Peabody’s extensive mineral collection, much of which currently is not on display.

If you would like to sponsor this project, contact Director of External Relations Eliza J. Cleveland at 203.432.3452 or peabody.development@yale.edu.

Art by Laura Friedman.

Stibnite (specimen nos. 5.0449, 5.0450)
Shikoku Island, Japan

 

This group of giant stibnite crystals, nearly 20 inches (more than 50 centimeters) in height, is from Shikoku Island, Japan. These crystals are the among the largest of their kind in the world.

If you would like to sponsor this project, contact Director of External Relations Eliza J. Cleveland at 203.432.3452 or peabody.development@yale.edu.

Photograph by W.K. Sacco.

Fluorescent minerals.

 

At the finale of the HoMES experience, visitors view the wonders of the mineral kingdom. The displays highlight intriguing mineral properties, including fluorescence, magnetism and radioactivity.

If you would like to sponsor this project, contact Director of External Relations Eliza J. Cleveland at 203.432.3452 or peabody.development@yale.edu.

Photograph by Sally Pallatto.

Visitors view a wide range of ore minerals, explore the ways in which ores have formed through geologic time, and are introduced to the challenges of environmentally responsible metals production and use.

If you would like to sponsor this project, contact Director of External Relations Eliza J. Cleveland at 203.432.3452 or peabody.development@yale.edu.

Photograph by W.K. Sacco.