Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gem & Fossil Museum

The Gem & Fossil Museum...

It has been on our 'local places to check out' for a while now. Last week we went on a little road trip to Bathurst to see the Sommervile Collection.

I love the look of these amazing fossils with every detail preserved.

The collection is housed inside an old school building which has been done out for the Museum.
It was a private collection that has been donated.

Fossilised Dinosaur eggs

Here is collection of amber with insects

and a lizard entombed in the amber.

A closer look and you can see its backbone!

There were lots of beautiful specimens to look at but my camera battery was dying so I didn't get many pictures.


Not sure what this is called.

It looks like some sort of quartz sea anemone.

A beautiful pink Rhodocrosite crystal.

Outside the museum.


karisma said...

Love that amethyst, beautiful. Zak would so love this museum, I will have to take him some time. Likely not till next year as we have so much on this year already. LOL.

Toria said...

We went there last October, it's a fabulous museum. Must go back again soon, there was too much to see on one visit.

SeaStar said...

Love the crystals, so wish I could afford one of those big ones!

Lynne said...

I'm sure the kids really loved it! Only an Aussie could call Bathurst "local"! LOL

Heidi said...

Cool, that is my kind of a place, I love to rock hunt.

mountainwildlife said...

Those fossils are amazing- I don't remember the museum from our last trip out there, but it looks like a must-do in the future.