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The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 12:22    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

so moving along...


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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 12:26    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

and more.


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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 12:29    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

views.


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Liroconite, another of my favourites. Nice large crystals on here.
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 17:40    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

a few more.


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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 17:44    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

keeping busy adding photos...


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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 17:50    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

behind the scenes.


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Learning about the great programs and equipment used at the Museum.
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 21:25    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

I sent a request to Jeff Post about the Herderite that Knut had mentioned in an earlier post, this is what Jeff sent to me in response:

Gail, we have not analyzed this specimen; the label is based on the information provided by the dealer from whom we acquired the specimen. I agree that it is more likely hydroxyl-herderite but a detailed chemical analysis will be needed to confirm that. As you probably are aware, F and OH are not simple to determine accurately.

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Thanks to Jeff for getting back so quickly on that.

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drawers full of all sorts of specimens.
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 21:29    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

more neat things to look at.
We made it back to the blue room, it is called so simply because the carpet is that colour.



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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 21:33    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

and...


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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 21:38    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

more shots..


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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 21:43    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

so a few more.


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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 21:49    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

Some really spectacular pieces are waiting for a move to be viewed by the public...so it was a treat to see them now.


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viewing pieces in the blue room drawers.
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a drawer in the blue room.
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 21:56    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

I was taking photos and having a good time chatting.


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Enjoying some good and fun conversation. Mike kicking back for a minute.
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having fun.
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 22:01    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

So, we were looking through some drawers in the gem area.....


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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 22:05    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

more sparkly things...


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Emerald, nice!
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 22:12    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

and


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A few sparklys.
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 22:38    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

Wow, those back room photos of the blue room and the halls of drawers left my mouth hanging open. I had nooooo idea!
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 22:48    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

moving on..


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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2009 22:54    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

Back into the blue room and mineral hall.


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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2009 08:47    Post subject: Re: The Smithsonian Mineral Visit with Behind the Scenes fun.  

For some of the photos I posted without lots of detail, it is because I don't remember all the details after spending two days looking at minerals there. I do know the carved emerald slice was once a decoration sewn on fabric, it has a small hollowed area where it could be attached. Later, it was made into that necklace with the diamonds. I don't recall hearing the name of who last owned it. We were just amazed at the fine detail of the carving patterns and the shape of the actual emerald crystal was still noticeable, even with diamonds at the edge.
I try to take my photos with the name of the mineral, as well as location, below as one cannot retain all that without doing so. If anyone has a particular photo they want explained in more detail, let me know...otherwise it is a daunting task and I cannot possibly write huge amounts on each photo....after all, this is a lure to get all of you to actually just go there!
So bear with me, I will try harder.



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