Showing off the brilliance of earth's designs!
February 20, 2021 – approx. February 2022 Bivins Gallery
Over 200 rocks, minerals, and gems highlighting the
dynamic and intense geologic history of this region and beyond. This
exhibition features specimens, both common and uncommon, that dazzle by
the richness of their color, texture, shape, and intricate patterns.
Forged long ago from extreme heat and pressure and then subject to the
effects of time and natural processes, these specimens tell the story of
a constantly changing planet, the powerful forces that have sculpted
our landscape, and the very materials that make life possible. They
illustrate some of the treasures beneath our feet and the brilliance of
The exhibition draws almost exclusively from the eclectic geology
collection of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum with the addition
of a couple of loaned pieces. Each specimen has been carefully selected,
mounted, and displayed to accentuate its physical properties and