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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 04:09    Post subject: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

Just got back from Hawaii. Visited there an eclectic museum with Chinese, Japanese, native Hawaiian, and natural history exhibits. The world-wide minerals on display are pretty darn nice, especially considering that this is a small museum in a small town in Hawaii.

I decided to travel light and so only brought my phone to take pictures. You will see that i have not learned to take good photographs with my phone. Hopefully you will find these interesting.

Mineral exhibits are organized by crystal class. My pictures are similarly organized.



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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 05:14    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

Isometric


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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 05:15    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

uploading difficult right now for some reason - will upload more tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 13:02    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

Great postings Matt. I'm looking forward to seeing all your photos.

I'm in Hawaii 2-3 times a year and I've always wished they had a mineral museum. I had no idea of this one and while I'm always on Oahu, I might plan a trip to the big island when I'm there later this summer.

Thanks for bringing this to the attention of the mineral community!!!

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 15:41    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

More Isometric


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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 15:49    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

Tetragonal and Triclinic


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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 16:01    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

Trigonal


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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 16:25    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

Hexagonal and Orthorhombic


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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 16:56    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

Looks like they've upgraded the displays since Jesse and I were there many years ago. I do recall them having quite a nice collection. I also recall that Joel Bartsch was curator at one time, before making his way to the Houston Museum.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 17:11    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

Monoclinic


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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 18:35    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

They had one case devoted to a specimen of Orlymanite
https://www.mindat.org/min-3019.html



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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2011 18:45    Post subject: Re: Lyman Museum in Hilo Hawaii  

I visited the museum in early 1977 and it looks much better now.

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