Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems

Masterpiece Gallery

Masterpiece Gallery presents nearly 100 stunning and unique mineral specimens as natural works of art. 

Together, they represent a wide range of species and localities of origin, but individually, each stands alone in its aesthetic combination of color and shape. 

Dramatically illuminated by color-balanced, high-intensity spotlights, the specimens of Masterpiece Gallery illustrate an underlying premise of Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems: "Minerals As Art."

Click on photos for larger views in a new window. Photos by Debra L. Wilson unless otherwise noted.

Wulfenite, Mimetite
Wulfenite, Mimetite
Mexico
Photo:  Harold & Erica Van Pelt
Crocoite
Crocoite
Australia
Hemimorphite after Calcite
Hemimorphite after Calcite
Missouri
Photo:  Harold & Erica Van Pelt
     

Hemimorphite after Calcite
Gold
California
Photo:  Harold & Erica Van Pelt

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Colorado

Hemimorphite after Calcite
Gold
California
Photo:  Harold & Erica Van Pelt

     
  Gold
Gold
Romania
 
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