Event type: talk, meet the scientist
Location: Attenborough Studio
Free, no ticket required
Minerals are the geological building blocks of our planet.
The Museum holds around 180,000 specimens, 4,500 of which make up the colourful gem collection.
Join curator Robin Hansen and discover how abundant minerals are in our daily lives, from toothpaste to mobile phones, and how studying prized gemstones such as rubies and sapphires can tell us about the processes that shaped Earth's rocky surface.