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Our new Gem & Mineral Council members ($1,000 and above members only) will have the opportunity to enjoy a private tour of Wayne & Dona Leicht’s mineral shop in Laguna Beach (Kristalle). Kristalle is considered one of the finest mineral galleries in the US, with some of the most exquisite specimens for sale. But the best part: is the Leichts will also show us some of the best minerals (especially gold) in their private collection. This viewing will be followed by a private event in the Leicht's exquisite library.
Where: 875 N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
When: Sunday, July 20, 12 pm until the evening.
Gold specimen from California in the Leicht’s collection (Van Pelt Photo).
In addition to the European Gem and Mineral Experience, we will be visiting ruby, sapphire, and peridot mines in Mogok, as well as the famed Mogok gem markets. We will also visit sites in Yangon and Mandalay, and spend two nights in Bagan, ancient city on the Irrawaddy River with over 2,000 temples and pagodas. This trip is open to Gem & Mineral Council members at the $1,000 and above level only. For more information on Gem & Mineral Council membership, click here.
Jamie Newman / AMNH
For any additional information about these events, please contact the Gem & Mineral Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 763-3326.
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The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is pleased to present the Aurora Butterfly of Peace on display until June 3, 2014. More information here!
The Aurora Butterfly of Peace: a collection made of 240 natural fancy colored diamonds. Photo: R. Weldon. Copyright: GIA.