A Picture is worth 1,000 Words
We have been studying about rocks and minerals and are lucky enough to live in a city with a museum that has an awesome mineral collection. We visited the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, took some pictures, included some notes, and hope that you enjoy learning about and seeing these beautiful minerals as much as we did. On this post, we are going to let the pictures do most of the "talking."
Below you will see an example of a metallic luster on the edge of the mineral.
The next two pictures are good examples of fracture.
The picture below showcases an example of cleavage and a metallic luster.
Minerals can make interesting shapes
This one looks like a woman with a pink braid to us.
What do you think this one looks like?
After the minerals exhibit, we took the opportunity to enjoy the rest of the museum, and we came upon a couple of things we posted about recently that we wanted to share. Below is a dinosaur footprint taken from Glen Rose State Park (where we visited). This print is from a Brontosaurus.
As we were going up the escalator we spied some solar panels and plants to help with power and insulation in the museum.