Opal (specimen no. 5.8535)
Mayneside, Queensland, Australia
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photograph by W.K. Sacco.