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Jade-Foolery: How to Recognize Minerals Disguised as Jade

Posted: March 16, 2012 - 11:57 , by Katherine Dunnell

A girl looks at a mineral through a magnifying glass.

March Break visitors inspect the minerals before deciding if they are jade.

Celts, Bronze Age weapons, and the ROM's Celtic Family Weekend

Posted: February 29, 2012 - 13:11 , by Robert Mason
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Woman holding a metal shield in her hands

Here Kay Sunahara of the ROM's Department of World Cultures places a rare shield from the Middle Bronze Age on its mount.

Growing Collections: East Asian and South Asian Photography

Posted: February 28, 2012 - 15:36 , by Deepali Dewan


Photograph of educated man in his study by W. H. Grant, gelatin silver print, China, c. 1900. ROM 2011.79.20. Gift in memory of Rev. Dr. William Harvey Grant and Dr. Susannah McCalla Grant, M. D.

Meteorite of the month: martian meteorite NWA 5298

Posted: February 9, 2012 - 13:51 , by admin
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By Brendt C. Hyde, ROM Mineralogy Technician

Meteorites can come from a variety of locations.  Most often we think of them as pieces of rock ejected off of asteroids during big collisions in space.  However, these collisions also happen on the planets and moons in our solar system.  The Earth has luckily been able to collect a number of meteorites from our moon and from the planet Mars.  This month we take a look at a rock from Mars.

Old Collection, New Research

Posted: January 30, 2012 - 10:49 , by admin
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Dr. Chen Shen, Vice President, Senior Curator, Bishop White Chair of East Asian Archaeology at the ROM gives a preview of his presentation, Peking Man Revisited: A Who’s Who of Human Evolution at the upcoming ROM Research Colloquium this Friday, February 3 in the Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre. This full day of 15-minute presentations by ROM researchers is free and open to the public.

Ushering in the year of the dragon in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

Posted: January 26, 2012 - 09:56 , by Nicole Richards

A sneak peak at our new komodo dragon before the work begins

A sneak peak at our new komodo dragon before the work begins

Meteorite of the month: Springwater pallasite

Posted: January 25, 2012 - 10:52 , by Ian Nicklin
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specimen image of Springwater pallasite meteorite

The world's largest specimen of the Springwater pallasite meteorite.

Opening a Can of Ancient Worms

Posted: January 18, 2012 - 14:23 , by David Rudkin

David M. Rudkin, Assistant Curator in Invertebrate Palaeontology, will be presenting at the upcoming  ROM Research Colloquium – join us on February 3 at 11:30am in the Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre to hear more about An Embarrassment of Worms: Fossil Priapulida from the Silurian of Ontario … Real and Imagined

Taking care of meteorites

Posted: January 17, 2012 - 17:16 , by admin

Brendt C. Hyde, Mineralogy Technician will be presenting at the upcoming  ROM Research Colloquium – join us on February 3 at 4:30pm in the Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre to hear more about The Study of Meteorites – Science versus Conservation.

What are you going to talk about at the colloquium this year?

Mineral of the month: serandite

Posted: January 17, 2012 - 08:47 , by Ian Nicklin
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specimen image a twinned serandite crystal

World's largest twinned serandite crystal.