David Friend Hall at Yale's Peabody Museum

Sandstone Concretion, Fontainebleau, France. On loan from the collection of David Friend ’69.
From left: David Skelly, Peabody Museum director; Jonathan Holloway, Yale College dean; Benjamin Polak, provost; David Friend; Lloyd Suttle, deputy provost for academic resources; Rep. Rosa DeLauro; Marta Moret; and Jay Ague, professor of geology and geophysics.
On the right, quartz variety amethyst with calcite, Uruguay. On loan from the collection of David Friend ’69.
From left: Derek Briggs, former director of the Peabody Museum; Jay Ague; David Friend; David Skelly; C.R. “Cap” Beesley; and Benjamin Zucker.
Aragonite, Yunnan Province, China.
Fluorite with quartz, Xiefang Mine, Jiangxi Province, China.
Quartz, Florida, United States. Gift of C.R. Beesley.
Gypsum variety desert rose, Chihuahua Desert, Mexico.
Rhodochrosite, Sweet Home Mine, Colorado, United States. On loan from the collection of Jim and Gail Spann.
Quartz, Collier Creek Mine. Arkansas, United States.
Pyromorphite, Daoping Mine, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China. On loan from the collection of Dr. Robert Lavinsky
Stibnite, Wuning Mine, Jiangxi Province, China. On loan from the collection of James Zigras.
David Friend and his daughter Zoe Friend beside a quartz from the Otjua Mine in the Erongo Region of Namibia.
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David Friend Hall, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History’s new gem and mineral gallery, features more than 150 minerals and gems, drawn from some of the most significant private collections in the United States. The state-of-the-art gallery opens onto the recently renovated Hall of Minerals, Earth, and Space, creating a unique destination for scholars, students, and the public.