Though it may not look extraordinary, this is our most important NYC mineral, according to Jamie Newman ( Collection manager at the Museum. The “Subway Garnet” was found in 1885 on Street and Madison Avenue.
Scorodite is a common hydrated iron arsenate mineral. It is found in hydrothermal deposits and as a secondary mineral in gossans (intensely oxidized, weathered or decomposed rock) worldwide. Scorodite weathers to limonite. Named from the Greek Scorodio
Gem quality opal from Australia. SEM Image of the opal. Compare near-gem quality opal and gem-quality fire opal x magnification) from (dry) Lake Tecopa, Inyo County, California, USA; SEM images courtesy of Ma Chi
quartz "doorway" specimen - this quartz specimen looks to be a mix of quartz and amethyst. the tall rectangular form of the lighter crystals rise in a form like a doorway to another world. this is a "mineral oddity"
The Springwater meteorite is a pallasite (stony iron meteorite), found in 1931 near the town of Springwater, located about 100 miles west of Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Light shows off the honeycomb effect.