From Crystals to Gems Exhibit at HIL

Drop by the Learning Commons in the Harriet Irving Library (HIL) and browse From Crystals to Gems – a travelling exhibition of the Canadian Museum of Nature.

For thousands of years crystals and gemstones have been coveted for their beauty, value and perceived powers, yet most of us know little of how crystals grow or how they are cut and polished into gems.  From Crystals to Gems explores the world of crystals: how they grow and their variety in form and colour. Visitors will also be introduced to gemstones: their special attributes of beauty, rarity and durability and how they are cut and polished.

The exhibit is open during HIL opening hours until Thursday, June 4.

Sponsors: UNB Department of Geology & Faculty of Science, Science East, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick, NB DNR-Minerals, Freewest Resources Canada, Canadian Geologcal Foundation, Atlantic Geoscience Society, & NSERC.