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Help the Rock Pile

If you have ever been to the museum, there is a good chance that you took something home from our rock pile. Kids young, and old, love to dig around to find that special treasure. And, the first one is free for kids! It takes a lot of rocks and minerals to keep the pile, …

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Reminder: Closed December 25th Christmas Day

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is closed Wednesday, December 25th, 2019.The museum will open again on Thursday, December 26th, at 1:00 PM. We hope your holiday rocks! Red and green garnets on loan to the museum as part of the Meieran Trilliant Collection.

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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