The Art of Home Education – * – Invision Education

Let the journey be shaped by the curiousity of the child…

Private Mineral Museum

This was so incredibly cool. We (Maximan and I) got a private tour in this private mineral museum. The owner, Ed, spoke with such enthusiasm about his collection and where and how he found it. His latest trip was to the United States where he stayed for a couple of weeks.

Excursion in a private mineral museum

We got inspired. Maximan has always been collecting rocks, and I have always been throwing them away. But now I have seen that rocks can truly be treasures. This is amazing. I felt like a kid in a toystore. Makes me think again, before clearing out Maximan his rocks.

Agates from different countries

These are found in the United States
Excursion in a private mineral museum

These are found in Botswana
Excursion in a private mineral museum

These are all found in Germany
Excursion in a private mineral museum

Again from Germany. As you can see, the Agaat from Germany are more pink. the one from Poland (I did’t make a picture of those, are more red.)
Excursion in a private mineral museum

He discovered a site, which he could name. It is called Eddy Bed. Isn’t that cool!
Excursion in a private mineral museum

Amethyst
Excursion in a private mineral museum

In plain light, these stones are a bit boring. But in blacklight, the minerals on the stones light up.
Excursion in a private mineral museum

Maximan is loving the effect the blacklight has on the stones. And he is welcome to test the different light.
Excursion in a private mineral museum

Fossils

Excursion in a private mineral museum

Excursion in a private mineral museum

Excursion in a private mineral museum

Calciet
Excursion in a private mineral museum

Amethyst
Excursion in a private mineral museum

Aventurijn
Excursion in a private mineral museum

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The pictures here are only a small impression of what we really saw. If you like to see more, here is a link to the collection. Apart from the mineral collection there was much more to see, lighthouses, mining equipment… A real treasure.

A memo to me: I think we need to set up a special place for Maximan his stones, so I don’t have to keep clearing them. You will never know what will come of it. We were very happy we got this tour.

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