Monday, February 26, 2018

The Steamboat

This is Elbaite with quartz and albite from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History NMNH. It takes some imagination to call this mineral specimen "The Steamboat," but that is its name. The mineral collection at the National Museum is spectacular but not very large. I am guessing that most people want to see the Hope Diamond, but that is just one of many more beautiful and interesting minerals in the collection.

1 comment:

  1. Hi spent half a day here but I may budding rockhound. it’s the next best thing to wondering around desolate south west bonking rocks with a hammer.