George Harlow

George Harlow travels the world over to study how jade, rubies, and diamonds form. George wants to find out what these rocks and minerals can tell him about what goes on deep within the Earth. He collects rocks and minerals and brings them back to the Museum so he and others can study and learn more about them.

Name: George Harlow
Hometown: New York City
Education: Ph.D., Princeton University
Job: Curator, Earth & Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History
Known for: discovering a huge jade deposit in Guatemala
Cool fact: George can tell where a piece of Guatemalan jade came from by looking at it under a scanning electron microscope.

Image credits: courtesy of AMNH, Roderick Mickens; George Harlow: courtesy of AMNH, Roderick Mickens.