Berns Quartz

James Di Loreto, Smithsonian Institution
October 27, 2021
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James Di Loreto, Smithsonian Institution
At 7 feet tall and more than 8,000 pounds in weight, the Berns Quartz is among the largest examples of quartz specimens on display in any museum in America. It took a team of experts to prepare the display in the front gallery, adjacent to the museum’s historic north entrance.
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