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Izalco Volcano

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May 20 2014

Spring newsletter posted.


Feb 28 2014

Visit Smithsonite, our new blog, to learn more about recent research, acquisitions, and events in Mineral Sciences.


Feb 24 2014

Winter newsletter posted.


Jan 17 2014

Fall newsletter posted.


Sep 11 2013

Summer newsletter posted.


Apr 17 2013

Spring newsletter posted.


Feb 21 2013

Winter newsletter posted.


Dec 6 2012

The Dom Pedro aquamarine is now on display in the Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals.


Department news »

Hope Diamond
Hope Diamond
This Dynamic Planet Map
This Dynamic Planet Map
Global Volcanism Program - Photo by Norm Banks, USGS
Global Volcanism Program
Gem Gallery
Gem Gallery with New Acquisitions
The Dynamic Earth
The Dynamic Earth
Antarctic Meteorite Program
Antarctic Meteorite Program

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Upcoming Mineral Sciences Seminars
Oct 1   Young Walvis Ridge, South Atlantic: Insights into plume shape, source zonation and generation at the African LLSVP   Cornelia Class
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Oct 8   No seminar scheduled  
Oct 15   To be announced   Mark Kurz
National Science Foundation
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Full seminar schedule and details »

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