Campus & Community

Mineral madness

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All that glitters on show at HMNH

Billy and Adam
Granite State resident Billy Gahara has an attentive audience in son Adam.
Madeleine Reed and Sara
Madeleine Reed, 8, and her grandmother, Sara Kelley, take a close look at some of the dazzling minerals on display.
As her mother looks on, 2-year-old Charlotte Marshall peeks at a spider in amber.
At the “creature feature” demonstration, educator Jeff Monchamp and friend demonstrate that minerals do not have a corner on the color market.

Staff photos by Rose Lincoln
Eyes sparkling and imaginations aflame, area children – and their elders – glowed in a wealth of glitter and color at the Mineral Madness Family Festival at the Museum of Natural History last Saturday. “Weird” minerals, a scavenger hunt, mineral identification, and a (relatively inexpensive) Big Dig were some of the bright facets of the lively day.