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Hall of Geology, Gems & Minerals

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This exhibition, the most comprehensive Earth sciences complex of its kind, includes a dazzling array of gems, crystals and minerals.

The hall is home to the legendary Hope Diamond, the largest-known blue diamond and the most-sought-after Museum object in the world.

The exhibition also contains 2,500 minerals and gems; and a large gallery focusing on plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and meteorites.

Explore the Hall of Geology, Gems & Minerals within the NMNH Virtual Tour.

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