Earth’s Treasures

The exhibition presents approximately 500 mineral, gem, rock, and meteorites specimens from all over the world. Highlights of this exhibition, which is currently showing at National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung through February, 2010 (, include a 1.6-ton heart-shaped dark violet amethyst geode from Brazil, a crystallized gold cluster that is a highly coveted object in the mineral kingdom, and a 1.5cm-long emerald crystal. Also on view is a good many fluorite crystals whose colors range from purple, blue, green, yellow, colorless, brown, pink, black and reddish orange.