This exhibit explores the microscopic world inside rocks -- a beautiful,
fascinating place. It is a world inhabited by minerals with a wild spectrum of
colors, textures and shapes; a world where science intersects art.
To enter this special realm, one needs only an optical microscope and a thin section
of rock. Photographs taken through the microscope give us access to a world that is visited mostly by scientists. The
photomicrographs on display here reflect the variety of minerals and structures
found in rocks -- the Splendor in Stone.