TITLE

Around the mall and beyond

AUTHOR(S)
Parks, E.
PUB. DATE
January 1992
SOURCE
Smithsonian;Jan92, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes the author's experience of visiting the `Inner Sanctum' of the Smithsonian Institution's Blue Room located at the National Museum of Natural History. This room, which is actually a vault, guards a trove of glittering gemstones and minerals. A mineral becomes a gemstone once it is polished and cut; Gems kept there; Experiencing less donations; Annual funding for purchases; Film called `Gemstones of America,' which displays a large number of gems; More.
ACCESSION #
9201202285

 

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