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The natural sciences collections of National Museums NI hold more than half a million specimens from Northern Ireland and beyond. Mighty whales and tiny snails, flowers and fungi, fossils and meteorites—these are just a few of the diverse specimens that we hold. Many of the finest are on display. Others form a huge reference collection for scientists and other museum users to consult.

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GEMSTONE

GEMSTONE

colour : cape yellow. cut : round brilliant....

GEMSTONE

GEMSTONE

colour: black....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: yellow (golden). lustre: metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & equant (cubic). form: crystallised (aggregate)....

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MINERAL

colour: white. lustre: non-metallic. form: massive....

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MINERAL

colour: brown (yellowish). lustre: non-metallic. form: massive & crust....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: black (greyish). lustre: metallic. crystal habit: subhedral & tabular. form: crystallised (aggregate)....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: white. lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & prismatic. form: crystallised (crystal). twinning: simple....

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MINERAL

colour: colourless. lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & prismatic. form: crystallised (crystal)....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: brown (pale). lustre: non-metallic. form: crystallised....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: black. lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: subhedral & platy. form: crystallised (aggregate)....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: colourless. lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & prismatic. form: crystallised (aggregate)....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: colourless. lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & prismatic. form: crystallised (crystal)....

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MINERAL

colour: yellow (lime). lustre: non-metallic. form: massive....

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MINERAL

colour: brown (reddish). lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & equant. form: crystallised (crystal)....

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MINERAL

colour: black. lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: subhedral & prismatic. form: crystallised (aggregate) & disseminated....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: colourless. lustre: non-metallic....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: grey. lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & equant. form: crystallised (aggregate)....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: colourless. lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & equant. form: crystallised (aggregate) & drusy....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: grey. lustre: non-metallic. form: massive. UV test: fluorescent (yellow. UV test: lw)....

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MINERAL

colour: black. lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & platy. form: crystallised (aggregate) & drusy....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: orange (brown). lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & tabular. form: crystallised (crystal) & crust....

GEMSTONE

GEMSTONE

colour: brown (pale. colour: orangy). lustre: non-metallic. form: crystallised....

MINERAL

MINERAL

colour: blue (pale). lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: euhedral & prismatic. form: crystallised (crystal)....

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MINERAL

colour: purple. lustre: non-metallic. form: massive & disseminated....

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MINERAL

colour: green (yellow). lustre: non-metallic. crystal habit: subhedral & prismatic (fibrous). form: crystallised (aggregate) & drusy....

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