by Robin Hansen, Curator, Minerals and Gemstones, NHM Earth Sciences
As part of the Galley Enhancements Programme to refresh the Museum’s Earth Galleries Ground Floor, we’ve been working on the specimens to improve the experience for visitors, improve collection visibility and update the science.
Fossil amphibian skul Earth Gallery Porthole specimen 2019
Amethyst Geode Earth Gallery Porthole specimen 2019
Fishtail Gypsum Earth Gallery Porthole specimen 2019
Pyrite Earth Gallery Porthole specimen 2019
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by Richard Herrington, Head of Earth Sciences
At the Natural History Museum our work is based on scientific collecting to support research on the natural world. In our collections we hold naturally occurring chemical elements in many different forms, compounds and combinations, so with many others, we are marking the 150 years since the periodic table was published in 1869 by the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev by celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table. We are aiming to cover all of the elements in our collections in a blog, starting with osmium, rhodium and iridium.
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