Earth's Treasury

Earth's Treasury

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Discover minerals, gemstones and rocks in the Earth's Treasury gallery.

A glittering display includes everything from gold nuggets to Stonehenge rock and kryptonite. Find out how diamonds are formed and cut, and examine royal links to precious stones.

Star specimens and exhibits

  • mineral marvels that glow in the dark
  • a rainbow of gemstones and a collection of rings
  • different mineral structures from hair-like to prismic and globular
  • ancient and modern uses of metal
  • common granite and rare platinum
  • all that glitters with gold, diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald specimens

You can also see spectacular gemstones in the Vault

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Earthly and Ethereal: Minerals, Rocks and Gems

Explore highlights of the geological collections in a online exhibition.

A collaboration between the Museum and Google Arts & Culture.