Welcome to The Curator's Corner

Hello, my name is Lara O'Dwyer-Brown and I am the curator at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals. I have collected rocks and minerals since I was young and I have a passion for specimens. I have a B.A. degree in Natural Sciences (Geology) at University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Geology at University of Califor-nia Davis in 2011. I am affiliated with the American Geophysical Union and the Mineralogical Society of America. Our Curator's Corner is a new addition to our website and we are using this area to showcase some of the beautiful minerals that you can see at the museum. Please click on any image or link below to view our exhibits.



Mineral of the Month




View the Benitoite Exhibit


View the Rhodochrosite Exhibit


View the Meteorite Exhibit


View the Myrickite Exhibit


View the Malachite Exhibit