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Latest news and announcements from the Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum.

Angela Piller, Curator

The Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals welcomes our new curator! Angela Piller has worked as a technical writer, environmental geologist, data analyst, and administrator in the Portland area for the past 20 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Geology from Portland State University in 2016. Born and raised in southwest Washington in the …

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Noted gemcutter Scott Sucher to speak on the history of the Hope Diamond

Join us on October 3, 2019 as we present famed gemcutter Scott Sucher, a gemcutter with a unique passion for creating replicas of famous diamonds. He has been given special access to diamonds from the vaults of major museums around the world, most notably the Smithsonian Institution to study the Hope Diamond. Access to these stones allowed …

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