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Blog Archive: Collections

[image] Fluorite of Utah and Beyond

Fluorite of Utah and Beyond

Fluorite is very popular amongst collectors and museum visitors due to its beauty and relatively common occurrence. Learn more about this beautiful mineral featured at NHMU.
[image] The Many Colors of Tourmaline

The Many Colors of Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a favorite of mineral collectors and also gemstone collectors and anyone who loves colorful semiprecious gemstone jewelry.
[image] Fantastic Fossils Reveal Utah's Cambrian World

Fantastic Fossils Reveal Utah's Cambrian World

Fossils from a BLM collection have vastly expanded our understanding of early animal life.
[image] A Butterfly Case from early 20th Century Utah

A Butterfly Case from early 20th Century Utah

Rachel Quist takes a closer look at a beloved object on the Museum's fourth floor.
[image] NHMU50: Saving an Allosaurus Graveyard

NHMU50: Saving an Allosaurus Graveyard

NHMU is home to the greatest collection of Allosaurus bones in the world. How did they get here?
[image] A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

NHMU Director Jason Cryan discovered a new insect in museum collections, and the species wasn't seen again for 20 years.
[image] The Museum's Wall of Wonders

The Museum's Wall of Wonders

The massive Collections Wall is united by the theme of wonder.
[image] Historic Photography of Native Americans of the Southwest

Historic Photography of Native Americans of the Southwest

NHMU is home to a collection of historic lantern slides photographed by Horace S. Poley around the turn of the 20th century.
[image] How to Prepare a King

How to Prepare a King

Meet our amazing Terataphoneus specimen, the most complete tyrannosaur ever found in the Southwestern U.S., and Ann Johnson, NHMU's talented preparator who worked on the skull.
[image] Spiky-Headed Dinosaur a First for Utah

Spiky-Headed Dinosaur a First for Utah

What’s covered in spikes and 76 million years old? The answer isn’t a prehistoric pincushion. It’s Akainacephalus johnsoni, the newest dinosaur to be named from Utah.