When we made our visit to the Smithsonian gem and mineral hall, we took hundreds of photos. After going through all of them, there are over 60 we felt worthwhile to post. Instead of making one long post with all of them, we divided then into several posts of related items. We had to think of a common grouping method, so we chose to separate the posts by mineral type classification. This post shows some of the oxides, sulfides, and halides in the Smithsonian collection.
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from Eisleben, Thuringen, Germany
s in Matrix from Binnantal, Valais, Switzerland
Crystal and Cut Gems from Westmoreland, New Hampshire
Cumengite Crystal from the Santa Rosalia Mine, Boleo, Mexico
Etched Purple Fluorite
Cubes from the Spar Mountain Mine, Cave in Rock, Illinois
Coating from the Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
Inclusions from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
from Montreal, Wisconsin
Manganese Oxide Dendritic
Crystal Growths in Matrix from Solnhofen, Bayern, Germany
Crystal in Calcite from Franklin, New Jersey
Crystals and Cut Gems from Franklin, New Jersey
Crystal in Matrix from Chelan, Washington