To the ends of the earth…and beyond.
Posting by Brendt Hyde, Mineralogy Technician
The discovery of diamonds in the 1990’s marked a beginning for Canada’s first diamond mine, the Ekati Diamond Mine, located in the Northwest Territories. It also marked the beginning of the, still relatively young, diamond mining industry in Canada.
Discover the Wonders of the Universe in the Royal Ontario Museum's Travelling Starlab!
The Royal Ontario Museum proudly presents the Travelling Starlab, an exciting way of teaching people about the universe, in a unique learning environment. This program is both inter-disciplinary and relevant to your curriculum.
What: Royal Ontario Museum's Travelling Starlab
Where: Bring the Starlab to your location; anywhere in Ontario.
It's like getting your own ROM expert in a suitcase! Relax in the comfort of your own classroom, and let us bring the Museum to you. Our EduKits Program is guaranteed to liven up your classroom learning environment.
The EduKits Program offers hands-on, object-oriented educational kits. Covering a variety of topics, based on common core curriculum, the ROM’s expertise and collections are the foundation of each kit – making it unique, engaging and most importantly fun!
Posting by Brendt Hyde, Mineralogy Techncian
No other gem has captured the world’s imagination quite like the diamond.
Media Type: Video
Iconic: Light of the Desert
Added: August 29, 2012 - 16:48
The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is home the world's largest faceted cerussite, an extremely fragile mineral that is almost impossible to cut. Learn why this cerussite, installed in the Gallery of Gems and Gold in the Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth's Treasures, is nicknamed Light of the Desert and has been named one of the ROM's iconic treasures.