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I would like a Smithsonian rock collection

Monday, October 19th, 2009

I was in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History this past week. My childhood fetish for rock-collecting came back in a rush, and the Minerals and Fossils sections filled me with a deep hankering to build my own rock display. Maybe a bit smaller, and with a less eerie museological lighting—though the spotlit chiaroscuro at the Smithsonian was kind of neat, like something a James Bond villain would have right next to the shark pool.

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