Three Massive Minerals with Spectacular Stories

Explore the stories behind three show-stopping mineral specimens in the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, now open at the Museum.

Museum President Ellen Futter and Curator George Harlow give a short tour of some of the signature specimens in the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals. The galleries feature more than 5,000 specimens from 98 countries and tell the fascinating story of how the vast diversity of mineral species arose on our planet.