Nature makes incredible things. Some the displays we looked at I couldn’t imagine how they were ever removed and kept intact. Crystals grow in so many ways and patterns. It was like looking onto an alien planet but right here from our own backyard. If you are looking for things from an alien planet though they have that too. A meteorite cut in half looks like something imagined from a sci-fi movie. The patterns and lines are so beautiful. If you love the idea of something traveling through space and landing on Earth you will love to know that you can buy your very own meteorite in the Gem Store next door. You can also buy geode bookends, crystals, books, jewelry, salt lamps and a variety of other related items. We walked out with just a salt lamp though there were a handful of things I wanted to take home with me. I used self-control and it was tough.
In the Gem Vault you can also see a display of Tanzanite, which is another rare stone that is running low on availability. They have said that in our lifetime we will see the end of the mining of this beautiful blue stone. If diamonds are your thing there is a display there too. Most any stone you are wanting to see can be found in this one place on a simple display waiting to be enjoyed. And to think, we came to this museum because our little lady wanted to see some dinosaurs. We got to see those too but that will be on our next post.