For the research of my novel, I contacted the Petrified National Forest to learn more about petrified wood. I got some good information but I really wanted to learn more about rocks and stones and crystals hands on.
A guided tour
Shortly after that call, a friend and I went to the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Oregon to learn about different rocks and stones. It seemed like when you actually start talking about rocks there is so much to learn. There is even a field call mineralogy which gets into the nitty gritty.
We received a guided tour about what they housed in the musuem. We talked about
We also held some discussion about quartz
Even interesting– was one rock from billoins of years ago which blew my mind.
The tour took about ninety minutes that is because people had a bunch of questions. If you like rocks and museums, it is a good place to stop.