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The Zuhl Museum in Las Cruces

The Zuhl Museum, Table

The Zuhl Museum, Table

The Zuhl Museum is one museum you should not miss if you’re visiting Las Cruces, New Mexico.  This museum is part art gallery and part natural history.

The TripAdvisor reviews gave it high marks but said it was small so I was afraid that my friends would not be interested but I was wrong.

The picture below is of an amethyst quartz.  Quite impressive, no?

Amethyst Quartz, The Zuhl Museum

Amethyst Quartz, The Zuhl Museum

The rock on the left in this next picture is called Smoky Quartz.

Smoky Quartz, The Zuhl Museum

Smoky Quartz, The Zuhl Museum

The large beautiful log below shows a polished fossil conifer Araucaria that was cut in half.  Pretty colors, no?

Araucaria log, The Zuhl Museum

Araucaria log, The Zuhl Museum

Here’s a picture of Ichthyosaurs ~ a fast swimming reptile.

Ichthyosaurs, The Zuhl Museum

Ichthyosaurs, The Zuhl Museum

Lastly, we have a Crinoid which is an animal that belonged to the Phylum Echinoderms and lived attached to the seafloor.

Crinoid

Crinoid

Okay, I changed my mind ~ I feel compelled to share this next picture with you which is of banded iron formations ~ the colors would go very well on a quilt, no?

Banded Iron Formations, The Zuhl Museum

Banded Iron Formations, The Zuhl Museum

That’s it!  I hope you enjoyed the pictures and, if you’re debating whether to visit the museum, I encourage you to visit as there’s a lot more to see.

 

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