Tag Archives: mineralogy

Cracking the mystery of crystal structure

Canadian Museum of Nature intern Joachim de Fourestier explores one of hardest mineral questions: The mystery of internal crystal structure. Continue reading

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Basalt: A Source of Beauty and Wonder

Come along with us to Cambodia as two museum mineralogists hunt for basalt for their research. Continue reading

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Mineralogy Adventure in Cambodia: Looking for Topaz in Takeo Province

Follow mineralogists Paula Piilonen and Glenn Poirier in Cambodia, from the summit of Phnum Bayong Kao to the stalls of local mineral vendors. Continue reading

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Searching for ‘White Gold’ in southern Greenland

Mineralogist Paula Piilonen fulfills a dream to collect some unusual minerals and share this knowledge during her journey with Students on Ice. Continue reading

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A Geological Wonderland Defines a Journey with Students on Ice

The Arctic is a magical place and mineralogist Paula Piilonen discovered this firsthand during her time in Labrador with the Students on Ice Arctic expedition. Continue reading

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Mineral Exchange Collections: The “Trading Cards” of the Mineral World

Baseball cards, hockey cards and others have long been traded. But did you know that mineralogists have their own version of this activity? Continue reading

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Research Ignites!

In five minutes and 20 slides plus a dash of humour, museum researchers spark our interest in their work. Continue reading

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Rock Tales from Norway

Norway is not only a country of fiords; it’s also one of larvikite, a rock that ignites the passion of mineralogist Paula Piilonen. Continue reading

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