The Global Stone Museum is nearly complete, with many fossils being prepared for display in the new galleries. The official opening will still be a year away. Shuitou Fujian Prov, China. — 全球石材博物馆已接近完工,许多化石正准备在新画廊展出。 官方开幕还有一年的时间。 中国福建省水头。 I had two meetings today at the Behring headquarters in Shanghai. Discussing marketing as well as how to introduce Global […]

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October 19th, 2018

Zigong – China –––– It was a long day. My presentation was titled “How to make a dinosaur museum fun and profitable”. It was well received with my greeting to the group in Mandarin. My interpreter Qiao Qiao translated the rest for me. Lunch with the Mayor, discussions with the Zigong Dinosaur Museum, and a […]

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August 17th, 2018

Tourmaline Mining

Tourmaline Mining Tourmaline Mining exploration with Crystal World Tom Kapitany with Patrick Gundersen , David Sheumack and Rob Horner are doing a little exploring for gem tourmaline. Tourmaline in our shop Tourmaline is a six-member ring cyclosilicate having a trigonal crystal system. It occurs as long, slender to thick prismatic and columnar crystals that are usually triangular […]

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January 19th, 2016

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January 14th, 2016

World's longest continental volcano chain in Australia

Mineral News Mineral news and specimens in our shop World’s longest continental volcano chain in Australia Scientists have discovered the world’s longest known chain of continental volcanoes, running 2,000 kilometres across Australia, from the Whitsundays in North Queensland to near Melbourne in central Victoria. The volcanic chain was created over the past 33 million years, […]

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January 13th, 2016

Tourmaline Mining

Tourmaline Crystals Tourmaline crystals do occur as gem quality in Australia. Tourmaline Crystals from our new mine, See the dig here Crystal World Shop Blue tourmaline on quartz at our new mine. Lots of gemmy smoky quartz in this pegmatite. Tourmaline (/ˈtʊərməliːn/ toor-mə-leen) is a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, […]

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January 12th, 2016

Mosasaur Fossil

Fossil News Fossil news from around the world. Fossils in our shop Shane McAlister conserves and reconstructs a Mosasaur at Crystal World Mosasaurus was among the last of the mosasaurids and among the largest. As with most mosasaurids, the legs and feet ofMosasaurus were modified into flippers, and the front flippers were larger than the […]

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January 11th, 2016