Gemologist Jodi Ostermeier, a member of the Gems and Minerals Board of Directors for the California Department of Conservation, said the GIMB’s Gem Collection is the first in the United States.
She said the collection contains more than 100,000 specimens, representing a total of more than 60 million individual gems and minerals.
“It’s the largest gem collection in the world,” Ostermer said.
The collection is located in the Geminid Range, one of California’s oldest known landscapes. “
This collection will be very useful for gemologists to understand the chemistry of these materials and how they came to be in this place.”
The collection is located in the Geminid Range, one of California’s oldest known landscapes.
It was discovered in 1928 and is considered one of the most spectacular examples of prehistoric life on Earth.
Geminid has a total area of 8,400 square miles, with an area of 6,200 square miles.
It is the second largest desert in the contiguous United States and stretches about 4,000 miles south to north, according to the National Park Service.
The Geminids are the last known example of a large desert in North America, according the U.S. Geological Survey.
It is also the largest natural gas reservoir in the Western Hemisphere.
“This collection represents a major milestone for our mission,” Oestermeier said.
The Gems and Mineral Board of Director for the Department of Natural Resources said the project is expected to produce up to 5,000 tons of fossilized minerals.
It also has the potential to produce billions of dollars in value, the agency said.
It also will help inform the history of geology, mineralogy, mineral deposits and the geology of California, said David Rupp, the board’s general manager.