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Catalogue of a series of thirteen specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History : illustrative of John Ruskin's mineral collections.

New Haven : [Yale Center for British Art], [2019]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ; 42 cm
Reference Library
V 2845
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Printed to coincide with the exhibition "Unto this last: two hundred years of John Ruskin" held at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven from September 5 to December 8, 2019.
"The following quotes by John Ruskin correspond to a selection of thirteen minerals on loan from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. The specimens were chosen for their connection to Ruskin's collecting, writing, and teaching."
Subject Terms:
Rocks, minerals, and resources -- Exhibitions.
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 -- Exhibitions.
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 -- Knowledge -- Nature.
Yale Center for British Art -- Exhibitions.
Yale Center for British Art.
Peabody Museum of Natural History.

  • Smoky Quartz (St. Gotthard, Switzerland ; YPM MIN.052373)
  • Gold (California, United States ; YPM MIN.050037)
  • Fluorite (Cumbria, England ; YPM MIN.012324)
  • Quartz, var. Agate (Unknown locality ; YPM MIN.058220)
  • Quartz, var. Agate (Unknown locality ; YPM MIN.054168)
  • Opal (Barcoo River, Australia ; YPM MIN.014593)
  • Hermatite (Cumbria, England ; YPM MIN.051777)
  • Muscovite (white mica) (Binn Valley, Switzerland ; YPM MIN.025434)
  • Fluorite (Mer de Glace, Chamonix, France ; YPM MIN.012252)
  • Silver (Himmelsfürst Mine, Freiberg, Germany ; (YPM MIN.050076)
  • Hematite and Andularia (Fibia, Switzerland ; YPM MIN.051813)
  • Fluorite (Harz, Germany ; YPM MIN.012229)
  • Uncut diamond (Sierra Leone ; YPM MIN.042312).