This 2,000-pound quartz crystal from Namibia will greet visitors to David Friend Hall.
This 30 million-year-old sandstone concretion from Fontainebleau, France has never been on display in public. It is from the collection of David Friend '69.
A stibnite from the collection of James Zigras.
This amethyst specimen with calcite is from Uruguay. It is from the collection of David Friend '69.
This agate specimen was discovered in Brazil. It is from the collection of Cap and Joan Beesley.
This aragonite specimen of the flos ferri variety was discovered in Yunnan Province, China.
This aragonite specimen is from Yunnan Province, China.
This gypsum specimen of the desert rose variety was discovered in the Chihuahua Desert, Mexico.
This quartz specimen of the chalcedony variety is a gift of C.R. Beesley.
This 4,000-pound lime-green fluorite with quartz measures 5 feet by 4 feet.
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Coming to the Peabody: Massive crystals and more

Here is a sneak peek at some of the gems and minerals that will be on view in David Friend Hall. opening Oct. 23 at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
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