1973 March 28 - 1973 September 3
"Gem Pocket" was an exhibition highlighting a treasure-trove of precious tourmalines and other gems. The exhibit featured a slide show narrated by Dr. D. Vincent Manson, associate curator of the Museum's Department of Mineralogy, depicting the discovery in early 1972 of a lode of gem-quality tourmalines in the Tourmaline Queen Mine in Pala, California. On display were cases containing mineral and gems as they appear both in their pristine and modified-by-man states. The multi-media exhibition, the first to make use of the Museum's new display system, was on view in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall, second floor, of the American Museum of Natural History from March 28 through September 3, 1973.
Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Sidney Singer Jr., president of Finlay Jewelry Department contributed many specimens; Pala Properties International, a Califormia mining and exploration company; Van Pelt Photographers of Los Angeles, Cal.; Dr. D. Vincent Manson, associate curator of the AMNH Department of Mineralogy
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